Thee Oh Sees just announced a fall tour, and fans will be seeing a different lineup than they're used to.
Frontman John Dwyer culled an all-new trio out of thin air this spring after mainstays Brigid Dawson (vox, keys), Petey Dammit (bass, guitar) and Lars Finberg (drums, guitar) made their separate exoduses.
The new kids on the block (as originally reported by Brooklyn Vegan) are Nick Murray (drums) and Timothy Hellman (bass).
Dwyer recently made headlines after announcing his record label (Castle Face Records) would provide free music to any incarcerated person in the United States. The program, titled CASTLE FACE FOR THE INCARCERATED, simply requires inmates or family members to send mailing information, and then the music is shipped.
From the label's website:
Most of us have a relative, a loved one, a friend or a friend of a friend that is or has been incarcerated. These are our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. More than half of those relegated to cages are there for nonviolent "crimes": vice crimes, thought crimes, political crimes and the like. It is extremely important we do not forget these brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters.
If you are not currently incarcerated, you have the ability to check out any of Thee Oh Sees' fall tour dates:
11/05: Las Vegas, NV @ The Beauty Bar
11/07: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/08: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
11/09: Denton, TX @ Haileys
11/11: Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
11/12: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/13: Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
11/14: Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone
11/15: Nashville, TN @ The Exit Inn
11/16: Raleigh, NC @ Kings
11/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
11/18: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/22: Montreal, QC @ The National
11/23: Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
11/24: Detroit, MI @ Lager House
11/25: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/28: Minneapolis, MN @ The Amsterdam
12/01: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
12/02: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (Early Show All Ages)
12/03: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (Late Show 21+)
12/04: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel