For their follow-up to 2010’s Warm Slime, Thee Oh Sees have apparently created an album that you can enjoy while blasting it through your car speakers or your best pair of headphones. Because beyond the raucous garage rock, Castlemania also boasts layers of instrumentation. The band collected various instruments, ranging from flutes to horns to synthesizers, and arranged them in background of each track.
As such, the album calls for multiple spins, which will also help to reveal the darker side of frontman John Dwyer’s haunting lyrics. The thing is, though, he wasn’t going for any kind of a theme when penning verses regarding death and drugs, according to a release.
“It’s shit I didn’t realize while making it—songs about bad things, packaged in a summery record about getting numb to life and its little pleasures as you take it for granted with age,” Dwyer said.
Castlemania is due out June 14. You can check out its album art above and to left.