•November 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment
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.
•October 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment
All these songs are strong. Become a believer, a follower, and dare to wear your heart on your sleeve. Enjoy!
“Town Hall”/Bill Mallonee & Muriah Rose
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”
•September 13, 2015 • 1 Comment
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.
•May 31, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Originally released on “Surrounded By Lights” in 2008. Here is the new improved version. This is one of my favorite original songs to date. I just had to make some serious adjustments so this song could be what it was meant to be. Thanks for listening.
Jesse Sprinkle: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Drums, and Percussion
Kurt Schmidt: Electric Guitars
James Wright: Bass Guitar
•August 7, 2013 • Leave a Comment
One of Mr. Larry Norman’s songs I really liked. The Jesus Movement of the 70’s held “the Rapture” as a tenet of faith. They were simple, passionate about their faith in Christ’s Resurrection, atonement and Second Coming. I dunno what I think about the doctrine of eschatology anymore as far as a chronology goes. Not my hill to die on. (lurid phrase!)
BUT: I was always in love with the tender way Mr. Norman treated the bigger idea of a restored humanity…
“He will roll away your stone…”
•June 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Love this one – truly epic.
ADAGIO words/music by: bill mallonee
it all showed up fractured
it all showed up broke
it was never a story
more like an unfinished note
and the sighs? they were deafening
more than pictures could show
from WPA 18/HEAVEN IN YOUR HEART, released 04 July 2013
Bill: guitars, vocals
released 26 June 2013
Download album drops July 4th, or so…