Thee Oh Sees announce new 7″ for LAMC series, due this September on Famous Class; Future Islands and Ed Schrader Music Beat 7″ out today

Thee Oh Sees announce new 7″ for LAMC series, due this September on Famous Class; Future Islands and Ed Schrader Music Beat 7″ out today

The SF garage rockers choose SF psych-rock outfit The Mallard as their guest on the release, pre-order available August 14th. LAMC #2 out today on vinyl and digitally. All digital proceeds go to charity in honor of the late LAMC founder Ariel Panero.

Thee Oh Sees/The Mallard
“Wait, Let’s Go” / “Over and Under”
due September 25th on Famous Class
pre-order available Aug 14th LINK

In loving memory of their dear friend and label partner, the late Ariel Panero, the Brooklyn-based label Famous Class started the Less Artist More Condo series of 7″s. The series gets its name from the epic Less Artists More Condos concerts that Ariel threw, showcasing amazing bands in some strange and unique venues. Ariel’s driving force was a desire to get the bands he believed in the recognition he felt they deserved. This series simply tries to honor that idea. For each LAMC split 7” Famous Class asked one of their favorite bands to provide them with an unreleased track for the A-side. They were then asked to pick their favorite emerging artist to provide a track for the B-side. Like how Ariel’s LAMC shows introduced New Yorkers to bands they might not have otherwise discovered – Famous Class hope that this series will do the same.

Famous Class announces the next 7″ in the series from Thee Oh Sees who chose fellow SF psych-pop band The Mallard to round out their 7″. The 7″ will be out September 25th.

For the latest installment in the series (out today), Baltimore’s Future Islands contribute a dreamy new song called “Cotton Flower” which is a song about holding a bulb of cotton up to the sun, and dissecting its strange beauty while sitting in a field with someone you love. For the flipside they invited minimalist pop-punk act Ed Schrader’s Music Beat to join them on the release offering up two tracks on the b-side, “Blue Stamped Britches” and “Beautiful Transvestite”.

The digital versions of LAMC No. 2 are available for purchase on the FAMOUS CLASS bandcamp page with 100% of the proceeds going to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music.Currently LAMC No. 1 can be purchased featuring A Place to Bury Strangers and Ceremony.

LAMC # 2: Future Islands/Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – out TODAY
LISTEN: Future Islands “Cotton Flower”
LISTEN: Ed Schrader’s Music Beat “Beautiful Transvestite”

Order the Future Islands/Ed Schrader split HERE before they sell out!

more info on LAMC No. 3’s artists…


Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, and guitarist John Dwyer’s ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS (which is an acronym for Orinoka Crash Suite, Orange County Sound, or whatever Dwyer decided it was on any given day) initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.

In time OCS morphed into an actual band, and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees , and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit (sometimes listed as Petey Dammit! on bass, and Mike Shoun on drums.


07-20 Seattle, WA – Capital Hill Block Party
08-03 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-04 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-05 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival
08-10 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
09-06 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
09-09 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey $
09-10 San Diego, CA – Bar Pink $
09-11 Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Festival
09-13 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater *
09-14 Oklahoma City, OK – ACM @UCO *
09-15 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa *
09-18 Atlanta, GA – Goat Farm *
09-19 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree Cafe *
09-20 Nashville, TN – Zombie Shop *
09-21 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *
09-22 Brooklyn, NY – The Well *
09-23 Asbury Park, NJ – ATP
09-25 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *
09-26 Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton *
09-29 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *
09-30 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
10-02 Missoula, MT – VFW $
10-03 Calgary, Alberta – Broken City $
10-04 Calgary, Alberta – Broken City $
10-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theater $

* with Ty Segall
$ with Sic Alps


The Mallard are an inside-out-echo-laser-garage-psych-rock four-piece from San Francisco. Their home fried songs harness the naked abandon of 60’s punk (think earliest syd barrett era pink floyd), but inject the form with a deranged spirit all their own. Close attention to texture and dynamics allow the band to explore unusual terrain – to grant access into unexpected realms of beauty and terror. . .with dessert.

In 2009, songwriter Greer McGettrick (guitar/vocals/drums) moved to San Francisco and began performing as The Mallard, self-recording an initial eight-song cassette tape (which would later catch the ear of one John Dwyer), and fronting the group through several incarnations, including a stint playing solo and drumming with her feet. In early 2011, she invited her friend Dylan Tidyman-Jones (guitars/keys/backing vox) to drum. They played shows for a while as a duo, including a west-coast tour. Their first full-length LP, Yes On Blood – again self-recorded by Greer – was released on Castle Face Records in February, 2012. Multi-instrumentalist Dylan Edrich (bass/guitar) came aboard, and as a three-piece they toured with Thee Oh Sees, including shows at SXSW, and recorded a video with Hannah Lew (Grass Widow). Miles Luttrell (drums) is the groups most recent addition. The Mallard perform frequently in the bay area, are soon to embark on full US tour, and have a host of record releases in the works. Hold onto your ears holes….


07/08/2012 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/wimps
07/09/2012 Funhouse Seattle WA w/wimps
07/10/2012 The Manor Caldwell ID
07/11/2012 Zoo City Missoula MT
07/13/2012 The Aquarium Fargo ND w/Blind Shake
07/14/2012 Turf Club St. Paul MN w/Blind Shake
07/15/2012 Empty Bottle Chicago w/Blind Shake + Terrible Twos
07/17/2012 Frank’s Power Plant Milwaukee w/Blind Shake
07/18/2012 Gabe’s Oasis Iowa City IA
07/19/2012 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KS
07/20/2012 Hi Dive Denver CO
07/22/2012 Bootleg Theatre Los Angeles CA w/Magic Trash
08/08/2012 Tractor Tavern Seattle WA w/Shonen Knife
08/09/2012 Dante’s Portland OR w/Shonen Knife
08/10/2012 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco w/Shonen Knife
08/11/2012 Blank Club San Jose CA w/Shonen Knife
08/12/2012 Alex’s Bar Long Beach CA w/Shonen Knife
08/13/2012 Casbah San Diego CA w/Shonen Knife
08/16/2012 Thee Parkside SF with WIMPS and Big Drag
08/17/2012 1234 GO! Oakland with Uzi rash and WIMPS
08/28/2012 The Knockout with Dead Ghosts and Cool Ghouls
09/05/2012 Standford Radio station
09/08/2012 Uptown,Oakland with THEE OH SEES and SIC ALPS
09/09/2012 El Rey, Los Angeles with THEE OH SEES and SIC ALPS

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