by Greg Clennar in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

If there’s one thing San Franciscan garage pioneers Thee Oh Sees are not short of, it’s albums. Since 2007, the band has churned out LP after LP, documenting the band’s evolution from a psychedelic noise experiment to a well-rounded garage rock band.

I Need Seed, the first single off the band’s latest release, Castlemania, is another stylistic step forward as frontman John Dwyer adopts a sonically cleaner approach. Nonetheless, at its core, it’s still very much an embodiment of the defining sound of Thee Oh Sees. It’s a fantastic video, too.