Thee Oh Sees began as guitarist and vocalist John Dwyer's side project, eventually evolving into a full band with various personnel changes along the way. Dwyer relocated from Providence, Rhode Island to California in the late 1990's. He became active in the San Francisco indie rock scene, playing in several bands, and releasing his experimental home recordings under names like Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS and Orange County Sound. Since 2008, the name has been Thee Oh Sees.
The new record, Drop, finds the band reining in it's experimental side and exploring the pop song form. Nevertheless, Dwyer's fuzz guitar sound and psychedelic attitude remain.