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The Only Ocean


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    Fake Sunflowers
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    Hold on Me
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    Good Morning
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    All the Things They Want
The Only Ocean are a 4-piece atmospheric rock band from Lompoc, CA -- a town most notable for its high security prison and its annual Flower Festival.
Friends since junior high, the band taps into a level of unity that is typically only achieved by sibling groups, like the Beach Boys or the Jonases, their tight modern grooves locking together to support a soft bed of crackling guitars and soaring vocals.
In 2015, they released their self-titled debut album, a polished collection of dreamy psych-rock bangers, produced by Jonathan DeBaun (The Mars Volta, Omar Rodríguez-López). After a year of supporting the record with energetic shows spanning the California coast, they returned to studio to record a 5-track follow up EP, titled TOO; a denser and more aggressive effort, with lead single ‘Cul-De-Sac’ approaching hardcore and punk rock in its ferocity. Tracks like ‘So Shy So High’ hinted at a more ornate and melodic direction to come.
With the recent addition of guitarist Mic Singh, The Only Ocean’s sound has expanded to even grander proportions. Their upcoming release, Good Morning, is a confident and deliberate side-step into the festival rock arena, with producer DeBaun again returning to put his signature flair on things, dutifully guiding the band into new territory. The Only Ocean remain as solid as you would expect, from a group of boys who changed clothes next to each other in 7th grade P.E. -- increasingly comfortable with their awkward changing bodies, a little less shy each time something is released.


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