Where the Buffalo Sleep
Sik Oheso (pronounced "Sick Oh Hess Oh") is an indie punk band from NYC that makes poppy and polished music with really great drumming.
The band was founded in Brooklyn in 2019 as a home recording project. Jon Yi (Spishak) received a free ProTools license as a professor at NYU and wanted to learn how to record at home. He wrote a couple songs and asked his favorite punk singer, Shawn Mehrens (Abi Yo Yos), if he would mind singing on the tracks. Those first two songs, "Bad Tide" and "Everyone Will Die," turned out so well that Jon decided to release them, and Sik Oheso was born. The name, Sik Oheso, is a made up reference to navel gazing and is spelled out using Korean and Japanese characters. Sik Oheso gained traction online before they had any social media accounts set up, allowing them to open for Jerry Paper in September 2019 as their first show ever. The show drew enough people that it prompted Sik Oheso headlining gigs at legendary NYC venues Baby's All Right and Elsewhere. Their debut LP was released in 2020 at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but the band could not tour to support the album due to obvious reasons. Today, Sik Oheso continues to write and record songs while in quarantine. Their first single since 2019, "Gum," is the recording debut of their live drummer, Seve Sheldon (Wild Ones, Public Eye).