Catchy is the name of the game and Ojai won’t settle for anything less. The indie pop trio’s sound is concentrated around Michael Hulstein’s thoughtful vocal melody and roomy instrumentation, accentuated by the groove and punch of Micah Renner (bass), and Tanner Rogerson (drums).
Recently losing two members, Ojai now perform live as a three piece. “Moving to a trio was definitely a learning curve for the band but as time goes on I feel much more life in the music this way,” Hulstein says. “My songs are so focused on vocal content so it’s difficult competing with so many other instruments and also keeping the integrity of what the song means.”
Ojai’s last two releases Welcome Home and On the Mend (Album) were two uniquely formative albums for the group, and their newest might be the most ambitious to date. The band’s third album View From The Chandelier boasts a rise in maturity and comfortability as a band. It will be released Friday, April 24th on all platforms.