Sik Oheso (pronounced "Sick Oh Hess Oh") was founded in Brooklyn, NY in early 2019 as the home recording project of Jon Yi (Realistic Bodies, Kill Fee, Spishak) with Shawn Mehrens (Abi Yo Yos) on vocals.
The band name is a reference to navel gazing and is spelled out using Korean and Japanese characters. Upon the release of their first single, Everyone Will Die, Spotify Editors selected the music for multiple playlists, gaining Sik Oheso a lot of listeners in the process. Moving forward, Shawn began writing the lyrics to future songs while Jon continued to write the instrumentation. They enlisted guitarist Lance Lee (Del The Funky Homosapien, Realistic Bodies) to fill out the lineup. The band's debut live performance opening for Jerry Paper drew a sizable enough crowd to prompt headlining gigs at legendary New York City venues Baby's All Right and Elsewhere. Their debut LP was released in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. They have remained in quarantine ever since.