is the fifth studio album by the American The Cool Death of Island Raiders garage rock band Thee Oh Sees, released on March 7, 2006 on Narnack Records. Co-produced by TV on the Radio members Dave Sitek and Kyp Malone, the album was released under the names, The Ohsees and The Oh Sees, and is the first studio album to feature backing vocalist and future keyboardist Brigid Dawson.
The album features mostly
freak folk songs, alongside experimental drone compositions.
Reception [ edit ]
Upon the album's release,
s Cory D. Byrom gave it a mostly negative review, writing: "Dwyer's work here is a mess. He relies too heavily on the freak half of Pitchfork' freak folk, burying the songs in grating arrangements and murky production."
Track listing [ edit ]
1. "The Guilded Cunt" 2:43 2. "The Dumb Drums" 2:29 3. "Turn Offs" 2:04 4. "Losers in the Sun" 2:24 5. "Drone Number One" 5:02 6. "Island Raiders" 4:05 7. "Cool Deaths" 2:27 8. "Broken Stems" 3:27 9. "We Are Free" 4:14 10. "Drone Number Two" 4:54 11. "You Oughta Go Home" 2:25
Personnel [ edit ]
The Oh Sees [ edit ]
John Dwyer - vocals, guitar, electronics
Brigid Dawson - backing vocals, tea and biscuits Patrick Mullins - drums, electronics, shakers, singing saw
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Dave Sitek - piano, electric piano, organ
Kyp Malone - guitar, backing vocals Darren Gardner - violin, slowed-down violin
Martin Pernal - saxophone
Recording personnel [ edit ]
Dave Sitek - producer
Kyp Malone - producer Chris Moore - producer
Betty Edwards - producer
Brooke Hamre Gilles - producer
References [ edit ]