The Levitation Sessions series has given us plenty of entertaining content during this time without full attendance concerts. The series has hosted plenty of psych and garage bands since they started appearing, though the set from Osees was one of epic proportions. The almost fifty minute set brought out old favorites alongside new songs in an engaging and energetic performance that reminds us of how much we miss sets from bands like Osees. Alongside the set an album of the performance is also available for purchase, complete with the entire set.
The performance is on par with the wild energy that the band has become known for on their live sets. While hearing old favorites makes for a nice mix, hearing new songs like “Dreary Nonsense” is even better. Noticing how wild the song comes off in this setting is epic in terms of performance. Also witnessing how they handle the decade long track “The Fizz” off of Dog Poison is just as wonderful. But it’s “Terminal Jape” that really made the set for us. As the darkness of the desert sets in, the band tears into the track with a fuzz heavy intensity that stays with you. The vocals shouted by John Dwyer and the distorted tones just make the performance more memorable.
The performance can be viewed in its entirety above or on YouTube. The album Levitation Sessions is available to purchase digitally directly from The Reverberation Appreciation Society. Osees are scheduled to resume touring July 01 at Paloma in Nimes, France until July 16 at UT Connewitz in Leipzig, Germany. Their tour schedule is available here.
Image Credits: Photo by Oliver Halfin.