‘A Foul Form’ OSEES Title Track & Video Dropping Seeds In Lieu Of Forthcoming Record
The OSEES have always been more than just a going against the grain kind of band. They are doors open, world in, yet absurdly closed in on their own chaos–the perfect recipe for their every-changing punk metamorphosis. Since the 2020 release of Panther Rotate the band succumbed to their annual reset, wiped their greasy slate, and searched for the necessary influence. With both time and masterminds on their hands, “A Foul Form” was born.
The title track to their forthcoming album A Foul Form, is a record of instinctual effects and “some of our [their] most savage and primal instincts.” Both alarming and relieving all at once, “A Foul Form” is an outlet for the disturbed, the irritated, and the tumultuous. “The sound is in the slurry of the rest of the album,” says John Dwyer, “and is basically about the craven, selfish side of humanity.” With altering nuances in the mix, the OSEES were brilliantly reluctant to drop their fuzzy frenzy staple. Amid the thrash is a circus explosion of piercingly thin guitars on the brink of the fray. It’s carefully curated chaos and a crusade of bellowing vocals that guide and release.
Accompanying the single’s release is a video of artful insanity. Co-produced by the creative hands of Bad People/Bad Taste the Tetsuo-styled iron man animation displays an other-worldly representation of our world through the eyes of the OSEES. Keeping to their persona, the band created this visual with an artistic smorgasbord with the leaden minds of Andrew Schrader, Jordan Harris, Jack Bishop, and Justin Nijm. It begins with a brief moment of clarity as its trance eagerly invites you through the screen, only to throw your back against the wall in a way only the OSEES know best.
It’s disorderly and aggressive but a skillfully conceived moving image of their sound. Between the chaotic twists of color ahead a musty filled backdrop and a rhythm of movement that matches the abrupt transitions of the track, the video is punk in its raw and natural form.
If you find yourself wanting more thank the punkified plaster of “A Foul Form’s” film, catch them live on tour this fall, grab your tickets here. And in the mean time prepare your psyche for the complete masterpiece, listen to the title track here, now available on all streaming platforms.
More details and show dates below.
Tue, Aug 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Benefit Show at 1720 %
Friday, August 26 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
Mon, Sept 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ^*
Tue, Sept 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ^*
Wed, Sept 7 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ^*
Fri, Sept 9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ^*
Sat, Sept 10 – Seattle, WA – Neumos ^*
Sun, Sept 11 – Seattle, WA – Neumos ^*
Thu, Sept 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mainroom *
Fri, Sept 16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
Sat, Sept 17 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
Sun, Sept 18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
Mon, Sept 19 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
Wed, Sept 21 – Boston, MA – Royale *
Thu, Sept 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
Fri, Sept 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
Sat, Sept 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
Mon, Sept 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
Tue, Sept 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
Wed, Sept 28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
Fri, Sept 30 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas *
Mon, Oct 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar *
Thursday, 10/27 – Hotel Vegas w/ Tear Dungeon – LEVITATION 2022
Friday, 10/28 – Hotel Vegas w/ Warm Drag – LEVITATION 2022
Saturday, 10/29 – Hotel Vegas w/ Hoover iii – LEVITATION 2022
Sunday, 10/30 – Hotel Vegas w/ Amplified Heat – LEVITATION 2022