Thursday, August 18, 2022

Osees – “Perm Act” (Official Video)

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Watch out for the fuzz…indeed!

Today, OSEES have shared “Perm Act,” the second single off  their forthcoming album, A Foul Form, due August 12 via Castle Face Records. The new track comes alongside a music video featuring animation by John Harlow.

Speaking on their new video, John Dwyer wrote:

“Who likes a cop?

Other cops.

After years of having unpleasant to violent encounters with police, I had the thought  that wouldn’t it be fun if they loved each other so much they ate each other…a sort of dark comedy contemporary  and executive branch based ‘a modest proposal.’

Problem solved?

The violence would hit such a high pitch that they just frenzied like sharks with chum.

I saw with my own eyes two of the biggest knuckleheads i grew up with go on to have careers in law enforcement  emulating the beatings they regularly took when they would mouth off to a cop.  

These guys were most definitely not fit for gun ownership, let alone policing others.

Good luck out there.”On the forthcoming record, certified OSEES fan, Black Flag’s Henry Rollins, wrote:

“Osees don’t seem to mutate or morph so much as remain extraordinarily open to what moves them to do next and capable of getting music done that’s consistently good. What motivated the band to turn loose this hyper-concentrated slightly less than 22 minute burst of meteor density somewhat punkazoidal music? When it comes to the Osees, that’s at best a mediocre inquiry as they just do the next thing, genre, prevailing tastes or whatever influence might guide a lesser unit are not even a consideration. A Foul Form is a cool pivot from their 2020 studio efforts Metamorphosed, Panther Rotate and Protean Threat. A Foul Form vigorously shakes the Oseesetch a sketch clear so whatever comes next (which will probably be sooner than later) will likely be something completely different yet again. As far as a potential inspirational indicator, you might notice the final track on A Foul Form is a cover of Rudimentary Peni’s Sacrifice, which can be found on their Farce 7” released in 1982. A fitting way to blow out this rad slice.”

“PERM ACT” VIDEO CREDITS:DIRECTOR / ANIMATOR / CAMERA 1 JOHN HARLOW 
CAMERA 2 KAI MACKNIGHT
WRITTEN BY JPD AND J HARLOW
VHS’D BY ANDREW SCHRADER ACTORS:JOHN DWYER 
TOM DOLAS
PAUL QUATTRONE 
TIM HELLMAN 
BRACE BELTON 
WILL IVY
SHANNON LAY 
ENRIQUE TENA PADILLA 
JACOB COOPER
ARIAN JALALI
RYAN WEINSTEIN 
KAI MACKNIGHTKIRAN HARLOW – BODY DOUBLE
OSEES recently announced a Summer UK/EU Tour, on top of their Fall 2022 North American Tour with Bronze and Automatic, beginning in September and continuing through October. They just announced a show in Honolulu, taking place on August 26 — tickets are on sale now.OSEES LIVE
with Automatic ^
with Bronze *
wth ZIG ZAGS and DJ Gregg Turkington %
UK/EU Dates $Wed, Jun 29 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon $
Thu, Jun 30 – Saint Malo, FR – La Nouvelle Vague $
Fri, Jul 1 – Le Havre, FR – Magic Mirrors $
Sat, Jul 2 – Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires $
Sun, Jul 3 – Lyon, FR – Transbordeur $
Wed, Jul 6 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur $
Fri, Jul 8 – Berlin, DE  – Festsaal Kreuzberg $
Sat, Jul 9 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso $
Sun, Jul 10 – Gierle, BE – Sjock Festival $
Tues, Jul 12 – Warsaw, PL – Praga Centrum $
Wed, Jul 13 – Poznan, PL – Tama $
Thu, Jul 14 – Erfurt, DE – Stoned from the Underground $
Fri, Jul 15 – Leeuwarden, NL – Welcome to the Village $
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 *
Greg Kinne
Greg Kinnehttp://culturefiend.net
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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