Back in September, OSEES performed a blistering set out in the desert at Pappy & Harriet’s, which aired on the LEVITATION Sessions streaming series.
The live album is now being pressed on 3 limited vinyl pressings via The Reverberation Appreciation Society record label. OSEES and the label are donating 100% of proceeds to independent music venues. Music venues have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many in danger of closing their doors permanently. Unfortunately some have already.
The NIVA Edition proceeds will be donated to the National Independent Venue Association’s Emergency Relief Fund. The fund has been launched to raise money for the most vulnerable venues, and keep them afloat during these unprecedented times for live music.
Special editions for two independent clubs have been created:
Zebulon Edition – benefitting Zebulon in Los Angeles, California
Hotel Vegas Edition – benefitting Hotel Vegas in Austin, Texas
Both venues hold a special place in OSEES history, and have irreplaceable roles as incubators of their local indie music scene.
“During this particularly hard year, it was a pleasure to work with our good friends over at Levitation and Pappy and Harriet’s to reach out to some of our fans, if only for a fleeting hour. This is the proper plastic that came from that evening. We are trying to keep some of our favorite haunts, dives, glorious old venues and bars open through this triail, as it’s obvious the lizards that make up the current administration have no real interest in extending any realistic help to struggling businesses.
Venues have been hit particularly hard by this and without them, there is no us….so this is a small token of appreciation and a grassroots effort to lend a helping hand in their time of need. Take care, be well and keep your eyes on the horizon.”
– John Dwyer
Each edition includes a 7” with the final track from the show, “Block Of Ice” pressed on Desert Sand colored vinyl. These limited vinyl editions will be released March 5, 2021 and will be available for pre-order on the Levitation website at 11am PT, on Friday, Dec 11, 2020:
The record is available digitally on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms here:
The album was recorded outside Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown California, engineered by Enrique Tena Padilla and mixed by Enrique and JPD. Cover image by Brian Lee Hughes and Brandon M Kelly.
OSEES next streaming show, Live From Big Sur, is coming up Saturday, December 19. Get tickets here: bit.ly/OSEESbigsur