Oh Sees' John Dwyer Forms Supergroup Bent Arcana
The band's self-titled debut features TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and more
Published Jun 01, 2020Oh Sees overseer John Dwyer has announced the formation of a new supergroup. Dubbed Bent Arcana, the project will release a self-titled debut on August 21 through Castle Face Records.
As Dwyer explained in an accompanying statement, "Bent Arcana is the inceptive chapter in what I hope to be several releases showcasing these types of off-the-cuff musical compositions. So you can try your fry on and turn off."
Joining Dwyer on Bent Arcana are TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone (synthesizer), drummer/percussionist/vocalist Ryan Sawyer, bassist Peter Kerlin, saxophonists Joce Soubiran and Brad Caulkins, keyboardist Tom Dolas, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez, violinist Laena "Geronimo" Myers-Ionita, and percussionist Andres Renteria.
"This one is very much on the ECM / '70s hard fusion / prog-kraut tip. It is a many pronged weapon, swung by the spontaneous sentinel," Dwyer said of the group's debut.
You can listen to LP opener "The Gate" below.
This past February, Dwyer mapped out a fall North American tour with Oh Sees that features a lone Canadian date in Toronto on September 14. The tour dates are currently not cancelled or postponed.
1. The Gate
2. Outré Sorcellerie
3. Misanthrophe Gets Lunch
5. Oblivion Sigil
Bent Arcana is now available for pre-order.