The Ocean Blue are currently celebrating the new vinyl reissues of their three Sire Records albums with a tour where they’re playing their self-titled 1989 debut album and 1991’s Cerulean in full. That tour is in NYC tonight (11/19) for a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge. All tour dates are listed below.
We’ve got the premiere a “lost” Ocean Blue song titled “City Traffic” that was recorded in 1994, originally intended for Sire but never released. Frontman David Schelzel told us, “I actually wrote it in the early days of the band and though we played it a lot live, it never made it on to any of our records. Listening back now, it definitely shows our 60s / REM side and features some nice organ playing.” You can also hear a little Madchester influence on this one, too. Stream it below.
All these songs are strong. Become a believer, a follower, and dare to wear your heart on your sleeve. Enjoy!
All songs by: Bill Mallonee
Recorded “live” at the Red Clay Theater, Duluth, Ga. by Eddie Owen Presents” on Jan. 25th, 2013
House Sound & Recording Engineered by: Shalom Aberle
Editing & Mastering by: Bruce Neher
Photo: Chip Fox/Cover Design:Bill Mallonee
Guest guitarist on “Resplendent:” John Rose
Released September 6, 2013
Bill Mallonee: guitars, vocals, harp
Muriah Rose: grand piano, vocals
John Michael Rose: acoustic guitar solo on “Resplendent”
hello I feel the same is an album of eleven new songs, available to pre-order now on CD, digital download, or translucent green vinyl.
Available for pre-order from iTunes on September 23.
Available in your local record shop on October 16.
Kurt Schmidt: Electric Guitars
James Wright: Bass Guitar