(Calgary, AB, Canada)
This music, these people... offer nothing but proof that songs... and sound for that matter... can play us as instruments."
- Dave Sitek, recording engineer and member of TV on the Radio
Somewhere beyond nostalgia, beyond the garage, somewhere beyond the fireside song and supposed goo-rock, you will find the latest incarnation of Thee Oh Sees, now a quartett composed of John Dwyer (OCS, Coachwhips, Pink & Brown), Brigid Dawson, Petey Dammit!, and Mike Shoun. The prolific John Dwyer contends again for best album of his career with The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In, out April 8, 2008 on Tomlab/Castle-Face. Following 2007's understated and unjustly ignored Sucks Blood, The Master's Bedroom weaves Dwyer's signature AM radio howl with the catchiest of driving tunes, Dawson's gorgeous harmonies, heightened fidelity, thick spring-reverbed bombast, mighty drums (at times in pairs), and an undeniable pull.
The tracks were recorded by Chris Woodhouse in San Francisco except three which were done with Chris Moore and Dave Sitek in New York City. From the introductory wailing feeback of "Block Of Ice" to the heavy-footed trudge of "You Will See This Dog Before You Die," you will be captivated. The Master's Bedroom is undeniable.
"I was up in a projection booth at an old theater watching them from hundreds of feet away... breaking my heart, giving me a pony, taking my lunch money, losing my job for me, etc... It is prolific. I'm lucky to see it. Hear it. Not be fired from it. "
- more from Dave Sitek, recording engineer and member of TV on the Radio
"Even after spending countless hours with [The Cool Death of the Island Raiders], you'll still have trouble pinpointing exactly why it speaks to you, the trademark of any moving piece of art." - Tiny MixTapes
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