Exclusive: Oh Sees Share 13-Minute Video for "Anthemic Aggressor"

The video was directed by frontman John Dwyer

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Exclusive: Oh Sees Share 13-Minute Video for "Anthemic Aggressor"

Oh Sees (fka Thee Oh Sees) have shared the music video for their song “Anthemic Aggressor,” off their most recent album Smote Reverser, out now via Castle Face Records.

The 13-minute video, premiering here at Paste, is a psychedelic romp through a solar system ripped straight from the pulpy dime-store sci-fi novels of the 1960s. It features, in no particular order, a demonic spaceman, a fleet of comic-book spaceships, and a man with his head up his own … well.

Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer, who created the puppets and directed the video, says the concept came from TV shows and movies from his childhood. “This video is an homage to Ralph Bakshi, Jim Henson and Hanna-Barbera,” he says. “It’s a conglomeration of a few things I took simple pleasure from as a kid. Also, it is about aliens vegging out on the trip speeding away from here, sort of unwinding after all the tumult.”

Watch the video below and check out a 2009 Oh Sees show from the Paste archives further down. Keep scrolling for the band’s tour slate.

Oh Sees Tour Dates:

August
28 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Arts and Performance Center
30 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom
31 – Margate, U.K. @ Winter Gardens

September
01 – Dorset, U.K. @ End of the Road
02 – Bristol, U.K. @ Academy
03 – London, U.K. @ Forum
04 – Paris, France @ La Cigale
05 – Koln, Germany @ Gebaude 9
06 – Berlin, Germany @ SO 36

October
02 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
03 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
05 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
06 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
07 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
08 – Missoula, Mont. @ Stage 112
11 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue and 7th St. Entry
12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
13 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Theater
15 – Montreal, Quebec @ Le National
17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw
18 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw
19 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
21 – Richmond, Va. @ Broadberry
22 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
23 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
25 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jack’s
26-27 Austin Texas @ Hotel Vegas
28 – El Paso, Texas @ Lowbrow Palace
29 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sister Bar
30 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
31 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom (w/ Exek & Prettiest Eyes)

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