Posts Tagged ‘Oceans’

September 28, 2017

Not only is this new band’s name a mouthful of fun, but The Yada Yada Yadas’ debut single Oceans is quite the fuzzy crunching, surf spraying treat. The band, who hails from across the pond, has already been supported by BBC Introducing as one of the hottest bands from the North-East of England right now. They’ve been compared to the likes of Wavves, Yuck, and Dinosaur Jr. I must concur with BBC Introducing on all points. The Yada Yada Yadas are fresh off of supporting UK Britpop legends Cast on tour, too. They bring us a welcome return to restlessly long summer afternoons on this guitar churning gem. Oceans can also be streamed via Spotify, here. The Yada Yada Yadas will be releasing a debut EP in January on Silent Kid Records.

September 6, 2017

It’s hard to believe that two years have flown by in the blink of an eye after Vallis Alps suddenly appeared in the indie scene with a full EP as their debut and captured my heart with their electronic pop. I’ve since caught the Australian duo a handful of times across the country (kind of), both here in California and out in Texas. And they’ve also become one of those undeniable darlings of the scene, with many a tastemaker and music head counting them as a favorite. Ahead of their return to the Bay on Thursday at Mezzanine comes Oceans, a purely magical, ethereal quivering beauty. It’s gossamer sweet and bubbly soothing, with equal parts organic and electronic brushstrokes. Parissa Tosif and David Ansari of Vallis Alps say of the track, “Oceans was born from a conversation we had about Tahirih, a 19th century woman who fought and died for the emancipation of women in Iran. It led us to think about the daily sacrifices that women make in the fight for equality and we wanted to write a song about carrying that weight and thriving in spite of it. As Oceans formed, it became both a celebration and an expression of admiration for those figures in our lives and in history that are examples of this.” If Oceans were truly a stretch of deep voluminous water, its surface must be shimmering under a magnificent moon and shimmering under the brightest of stars. My heart sails its halcyon sparkling waves, ready to be lost at sea for all eternity. Find out more about Vallis Alps’ US and Europe tours, here.

August 2, 2017

I always find myself wondering how artists, producers, and bands come up with their names. Does Third Floor actually reside on the third floor of a residence, or is this an enigmatic reference to some other obscure fact about the Australian producer? We may never know the answer to our curious musings, but we have been swept right off our feet by Third Floor’s emotionally tempestuous, smooth pumping new single, Oceans. It’s a magnificent ocean indeed, heavily saturated with glitzy glam deep house and succulent rippling nu-disco. Third Floor crushes it with that French house touch on the song. Oceans’ splendorous electronica is like Galantis interwoven with Daft Punk. It’s Third Floor’s first single in a year, though we somehow missed out on the producer’s prior releases. Purchase or stream Oceans, here.

July 1, 2017

Blair blew everyone away when the Los Angeles based musician debuted with Five Past Ten last year. He was practically the “talk of music town” after that, yet he’s taken his time to craft and release his music. Oceans is only his fourth single despite the massive success of each of his prior stellar tunes, and it’s the perfect dance pop banger for ringing in our summer holiday weekend. Like Passion Pit mixed with Penguin Prison and POWERS mixed with Digitalism, Oceans is an eruption of feet moving, jaunty bouncing joy. Blair says of the song: “In the year this record took to make, I found myself unsatisfied with the process of electronic music production. I felt like i was inside a box. This record came whole the moment real instruments were introduced. I wanted people to hear the imperfect human element that has been all but replaced by its robotic emulations. Perfection is boring.” Download Oceans for free, here, and prepare to dance all weekend long.

June 14, 2017

With incredible songs like Painting Greys, Woman, Blinded, 1995, and so many more, Emmit Fenn has without a doubt proven himself a rising star. The LA based Berkeley native is a gifted singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with a firm grasp on emotionally moving, atmospherically charged electronica. We now add his latest single, Oceans, to his growing list of accomplishments. Oceans, which features Chicago’s NYLO and her evocative vocals, is an epic preview from Emmit Fenn’s debut EP Prologue, to be released on June 21st. He goes full on future bass on this propulsive soaring, cinematic sweeping opus. This is a magnificent “ocean” of razor sharp synths and gut punching beats, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Revisit Emmit Fenn’s prior masterpieces on his Soundcloud, here.

March 14, 2017

As much as I enjoy summery dance music, I can’t help but find Niko The Kid’s dark cinematic house as magnetic, if not even more so, than those bright rosy tunes. The Los Angeles based producer’s latest remix is a wicked edit of Swedish duo CAZZETTE’s Oceans. This inky ‘ocean’ rumbles, fidgets, and booms with restless and unmerciful power. Niko The Kid’s enthralling brand of garage imbued deep house combines the sultriness of ZHU with the duskiness of Disclosure. The rapturous end result is more than gratifying. Download Niko The Kid’s remix, here. You can also stream the track off Soundcloud below.

November 5, 2016

I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. Perhaps it’s the mystery it holds, or its unmerciful depth. Maybe it’s the ocean’s eternal beauty, or its ability to be either tranquil or savage. Leo Stannard’s new single, Oceans, is itself a vast stretch of ever shifting waves of bittersweet emotion. The British singer songwriter coos tenderly in a gorgeous sea of earthy folk and chill electronica. Oceans stretches beyond horizons and transcends time. As we sail upon its surface, billowing gusts of winds uncover hidden memories beneath, some sorrowful, some treasured but faded. 

December 10, 2015

Oceans might be my all time favorite song by UK band Coasts, and it’s a cinematic, epic tune itself. I didn’t think it could get anymore magnificent until I heard this new remix by Vancouver’s Young Bombs, who offer up a throwback to those long days of summer with the sweeping electronic edit that fuses together tropical and progressive. It makes me want to jump on a schooner and sail across a turquoise sea, the wind whipping through my hair as I conquer beautifully shimmering waves. Download the remix for free from Young Bombs’ facebook.

April 17, 2015

Bloom is an unsigned indie rock band from Exeter, and they’ve just released their very first song, a pensive, dreamy number named Oceans. After listening to the beautiful, glistening gem, I’m not surprised that the newcomers have won Exeter University’s Battle Of The Bands and been played on BBC Introducing and XFM Radio. One of the first major influences I zoomed in on within Oceans is Bloc Party, since Bloc Party is still one of my all time favorite bands, thanks to their debut album Silent Alarms. Of course, Oceans carries a far more chill and ambient of a melodic dance punk vibe than Bloc Party’s sound, but think of Compliments, and you’ll get my drift. Bloom also counts Tame Impala and Radiohead as major influencers on their music. Explosive layers of cinematic guitars also bring to mind a post-rock sort of expansive depth. I’ll be waiting to hear more from Bloom.

January 31, 2015

We go from the soothing tropics and shift over to a heady, glitchy, ethereal world, courtesy of a whimsical remix of alt rock band Twin Atlantic’s Oceans by fellow Scottish act Prides. The electropop act’s interpretation of Oceans gives it endless frothy, bubbly, and shimmering waves. It gives us a notion of how Twin Atlantic would sound if they were a synthpop band.