Underground chameleon Jack Dwyer has announced details for a new OSEES album, A Foul Form. Out on August 12th via Castle Face, the ten-song collection hears the shapeshifters morph back to what Dwyer referred to as “Brain stem cracking scum-punk,” evidenced by the lead single, “Funeral Solution”.

A Foul Form will arrive as OSEES’ first new release since 2020, a year that saw them put out three albums. Those LPs, MetamorphosedPanther Rotate, and Protean Threat, allowed the band space to improvise with more ethereal and progressive rock elements. With A Foul Form, however, OSEES are cranking the intensity and opening up the pit.

Related: Listen To Two Jammed-Out Tracks From OSEES’ Upcoming ‘The Chapel, SF’ Live Album [Audio]

Punk rock hero Henry Rollins wrote of the new project,

Osees don’t seem to mutate or morph so much as remain extraordinarily open to what moves them to do next and capable of getting music done that’s consistently good. What motivated the band to turn loose this hyperconcentrated slightly less than 22 minute burst of meteor density somewhat punkazoidal music? When it comes to the Osees, that’s at best a mediocre inquiry as they just do the next thing, genre, prevailing tastes or whatever influence might guide a lesser unit are not even a consideration. A Foul Form is a cool pivot from their 2020 studio efforts Metamorphosed, Panther Rotate, and Protean Threat. A Foul Form vigorously shakes the Oseesetch a sketch clear so whatever comes next (which will probably be sooner than later) will likely be something completely different yet again. As far as a potential inspirational indicator, you might notice the final track on A Foul Form is a cover of Rudimentary Peni’s “Sacrifice,” which can be found on their Farce 7″ released in 1982. A fitting way to blow out this rad slice.

Check out the Logan Feser-directed music video for “Funeral Solution” and click here to pre-order A Foul Form, the new album from OSEES out on August 12th. Scroll down to check out the full tracklist and album artwork, as well as a statement from Dwyer about the new LP. The group is preparing for a fall tour of North America set to begin on September 5th in San Francisco. For tickets and a full list of dates click here.

OSEES – “Funeral Solution” (Official Video)

A Foul Form Tracklist
1. Funeral Solution
2. Frock Block
3. Too Late For Suicide
4. A Foul Form
5. A Burden Snared
6. Scum Show
7. Fucking Kill Me
8. Perm Act
9. Social Butt
10. Sacrifice

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Brain stem cracking scum-punk
recorded tersely in the basement of my home.
After a notoriously frustrating eon the knee-jerk song path was aggressive and hooky.
This is an homage to the punk bands we grew up on.
The weirdos and art freaks that piqued our interests and pointed us on the trail head to here/now.
Bad times make for strong music is something I agree with.
I would say that is evident by the past few years of output from the underground.
Transmissions have been all over the map.
sweeping out in the darkness looking for a foot hold.
A Foul From represents some of our most savage & primal instincts.
Fight or flight.
And the importance of a sense of humor in the darkest hour.
Nothing wrong with keeping it snappy in the meantime.
For fans of Rudimentary Peni, Crass, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Screamers, Abwarts, Stooges and all things aggressively tilted towards your face.
You can lean back but don’t flinch…it’s a brief foray into the exhausting pogo pit so
stiffen your back and jerk with your knees.


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