Okay, guys, I hope you are sitting down. Ready? Thee Oh Sees are not breaking up, but are going on hiatus. Wait wait wait! It’s okay, guys—they are not breaking up! They are just going on hiatus.
Look, Pitchfork has run it all down for you guys, guys. So, look: Thee Oh Sees are going on hiatus. But they are not breaking up. They will have a new album out in Q1 2014, gang. But the main dude and the singer chick are moving out of San Francisco!! So that’s a factor. And to different places!! But to other Californian locales. So that’s a factor, too.
But seriously, gang, let’s keep this all in perspective. It’s not the end of the world. The Oh Sees are not breaking up. They are just going on hiatus.
To be clear, let me quote the main Dwyer guy, who writes in all capital letters, which must mean something: “THIS IS JUST A WELL DESERVED BREAK,” he said to the internet, “AND A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD.”
I WAS VERY RELIEVED TO READ THAT, I MUST SAY!!
Annie Southworth, who is the booking agent for The Oh Sees, is quoted in a newspaper as saying the following words in a row: “They need a break after five years straight, so yes… hiatus time. Will be a little hard to continue with all the different locales so who knows what is going to happen… Cross fingers, we all are that it’s not completely over.”
CROSS FINGERS, WE ALL ARE!!
And Stereogum continues her quote, informing us that other factors are germane to the membrane, as regards the main Dwyer guy: “He’s been living in the Mission on 17th and Valencia, and watching that neighborhood as well as the city transform has been enough for him. He’s over it.”
OH GOD THEE OH CEES
SAY IT’S NOT COMPLETELY OVER
SAY YOU WILL CONTINUE GARAGE ROCKING FOR OUR PITCHFORKS
THE WORLD NEEDS MORE WHITE DUDE ROCKERS IN THE WORLD
FOR OUR STEREOGUMBALLS AND OUR DUDES
FIND A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU ARE NOT OVER
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Thee Oh Sees are going on hiatus. But they are not breaking up.
Goodnight, sweet prince Dwyer guy.
May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest; until, like, whenever.