Thee Oh Sees – The Lens

Judging by the outrageous artwork that accompanied Thee Oh Sees’s single “The Lens” last month, it’s no surprise the corresponding video is equally bizarre. Directed by Alex Theodoropulos, it’s a totally wacky and technicolor journey through an alternate universe, as seen through the eyes of a brave and curious astronaut. I use the term “alternate universe” rather loosely here, because I kind of have no idea WTF is going on — I just know that I can’t take my eyes off these visuals. Suffice it to say the clip features floating babies, a svelte and naked Avatar-like female, and random penises sprouting up from the ground. Yeaaah. Eerily enough, it suits the Bay Area band’s melancholy track to a T.

Thee Oh Sees – The Lens (Official Video)

California psych-garage favourites Thee Oh Sees gave their fans panic attacks a couple of months ago after announcing a hiatus, in part instigated by leader John Dwyer’s move from the Bay Area to Los Angeles and years of touring. The band promised a new album was on the way, though, and have now confirmed that their Drop will, well, drop this spring.

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Thee Oh Sees - The Lens

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