With new name, new song, Oh Sees (now OCS) announces album

Earlier this year, John Dwyer announced that his longtime band Thee Oh Sees will be known simply as Oh Sees. Now Dwyer returns to another old moniker, OCS, which may or may not stand for Orange County Sound.

Dwyer, a prolific garage rocker who has been a force in the San Francisco and LA indie music scenes, slows things down on this title track to the upcoming OCS album, Memory of a Cut Off Head. The album is expected out in November.

Mind you, Dwyer just released the very good Orc as Oh Sees. But this new song sounds much different than the hard psychedelic rock of Orc, which is similar to the last two Thee Oh Sees albums. Confused?

Going strong for two decades, Dwyer also fronted the frenetic Coachwhips.

Wand releases new video for Bee Karma

The band Wand has churned out really good psychedelic rock over the past few years.

Check out the video for Bee Karma, a song off Wand’s upcoming album Plum.

The new album, the band’s fourth, is out next month.

Creepy clown alert: You’ve been warned.

Downtown Boys release scorching new album, Cost of Living

Downtown Boys

In Donald Trump’s arsenal of divisive issues, the border wall is a big gun.

Singer Victoria Ruiz mocks the proposed monument to Trumpism on A Wall, the opening track of the Downtown Boys‘ new album.

The hatred that inspires such a structure is the real culprit, while “a wall is a wall, and nothing more at all,” she sings.

Providence punks the Downtown Boys have been tearing it up with politically charged lyrics for much of this decade.

On Cost of Living, the band is going full force. Ferocious punk rock with horns.

It’s the most exciting and relevant music I’ve heard this year.