Oh Sees and Castle Face Records launch auction to benefit women’s homeless shelter

A few weeks ago we shared news that Oh Sees would play their first Boston-area show in about seven years, a September 13 date at The Sinclair in Cambridge. Since that post, they’ve dropped the “Thee” in their moniker, and this week have released a new song called “Animated Violence” alongside an auction designed to raise money for the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.

The heavy-as-all-hell “Animated Violence” is featured on the band’s upcoming album Orc, which is due out August 25 on Castle Face. The label is auctioning off test pressings of various affiliated albums, hand-painted by Oh Sees ringleader, Castle Rock co-founder, and Providence native John Dwyer, with all money raised going to the health and shelter facility. There are 14 in existence.

“We here at Castle Face are committed to making positive change in our community, and the homelessness epidemic in downtown Los Angeles is a tragic and complex issue,” writes Castle Face co-founder Matt Jones in a statement. “Homeless women in particular are an especially vulnerable population and we are happy to help out in any way that we can to assist in permanent solutions for them and our community. This auction features test pressings of the last smattering of John Dwyer’s projects with the label — Coachwhips, Oh Sees, and Damaged Bug are all represented — and feature one of a kind artwork on the jackets by the man himself, rendered in black and glow in the dark ink.”

Check the auction here, listen to “Animated Violence” via Soundcloud, and check all the upcoming Oh Sees dates below. Featured Oh Sees photo by John Dwyer.

July 22 to July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF
August 6 – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
August 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
August 10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
August 11 – Gothenburg, DW @ Way Out West Festival
August 12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
August 18 – Saint Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock
August 19 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
September 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
September 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
September 4 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas Outside
September 5 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
September 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
September 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
September 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
September 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
September 13 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
September 14 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe I Le National
September 15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater
September 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
September 17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
September 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
September 22 – Missoula, MT @ Monk’s
September 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
September 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
September 25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
September 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
September 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall