The ridiculously prolific Bay Area band Thee Oh Sees are back with another full-length long-player. Warm Slime is guaranteed to please fans of their whacked-out garage / psych / punk jams.
Recorded by Sacramento sultan of sound Chris Woodhouse, Warm Slime carries on in the same tradition as the group's previous In The Red release, Help, showcasing their more electrified and rocking side, in comparison to other recent home-recorded releases. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the mind-bending title track, which clocks in at nearly 14 minutes and takes up the entirety of the album's first side. It's a psychedelic epic of "Inna Gadda Da Vida" proportions! John Dwyer's guitar playing is at its quadra-spazzed best here. The results are stunning.
"Thee Oh Sees incorporate the oft-referenced Nuggets stuff in a way that feels reverential. With grinding guitars and bah-bah-bah vocals, but with the punk and new-wave elements also at play, they don't feel trite or plagiarized. This is like meat and potatoes prepared by a master chef--totally familiar but utterly delicious."
Label: In The Red Recordings – ITR 186
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Green
Style: Garage Rock, Lo-Fi, Psychedelic Rock
A Warm Slime 13:27
B1 I Was Denied 3:38
B2 Everything Went Black 3:18
B3 Castiatic Tackle 2:24
B4 Flash Bats 3:11
B5 Mega-Feast 2:08
B6 Mt Work 2:27