The California quartet follows up it's debut ep with this full length, self-titled release. Lost Ocean pairs piano-driven melodies with thick layers of guitar and honest lyrics, resulting in a cohesive collection of modern rock and pop numbers. Includes "Just Glide," "Mute," "Lights," and more. Please note: Although this is a new product, the CD case may have a small cut in the spine.
Format: Compact disc Vendor: Capitol Christian Music Group
Lost Oceanfeaturing Christopher Short (drums), Skyler Johnson (piano, organs, ambience), Jeff Gray (vocals, guitar) and Bret Black (bass)is a piano-driven pop/rock band from Bakersfield, California. After catching the attention of Credential Recordings, the band debuted with its Night to Life EP this past August. And now, their self-titled full-length album is set to hit stores February 20. In a recent album review, Indoor Fireworks Jesse The Vicar described Lost Oceans music as a fluid display of pop charm and fantastic musicianship, with terrific attention to detail
Paul: How did you guys come to be a band?
Christopher: We grew up in Bakersfield and all attended the same church. Bret Black, Sky Johnson and I played in a group before Lost Ocean that was produced by our now singer/guitarist Jeff Gray. We lost our singer and knew exactly who we wanted. We have now been playing together for three years.
Paul: What are five words that describe your music?
Christopher: Intriguing, precise, unique, artistic, death-defying
Paul: If you absolutely had to compare yourselves to any bands,
who would they be?
Christopher: The Beatles and Mew
Paul: Where did you record your new record, Lost Ocean, and who was
Christopher: We recorded our self-titled full length at The Castle [near Nashville,] Tennessee, and we were produced by Nathan Dantzler (Tree63, Kids in the Way).
Paul: What would be your ultimate opening slot on a tour?
Paul Colman- CCMMagazine.com
Upstart EMI imprint Credential Recordings continues its impressive hitting streak with the debut full-length release of Bakersfield, California-based alternative pop/rock act Lost Ocean. Soaring melodies, intimately evocative vocals and dominant piano and keyboard elements glide atop an intricate and quite powerful rhythm section and guitar churn to create a sound that is modern, classic, romantic and intense all at the same time.
Recorded in an actual castle outside of Nashville, Tennessee, the listener can almost hear the echoing hallways and melancholic ambience of ancient stone throughout the tracks. Epic early alternative romantics like Simple Minds, A-ha, The Choir and The Ocean Blue echo down from one angle, while the more recent strains of Keane come from another. Skyler Johnson handles piano, keyboards and ambience while Christopher Short (drums) and Bret Black (bass) work out the beats with mechanical accuracy and an often Mullen/Clayton/Eno sensibility. But in spite of the dominance of the keys, front man Jeff Gray does a lot more than just strum his guitar and sing. His wide ranging tone palette and unique guitar philosophy add wonderful muscle beneath the always pretty skin of Lost Oceans vibe.
Woven throughout all the lilt and grace are lyrics that are poetic and ethereal, yet still accessible and clearly purposeful. The result, while not exactly ground-breaking, is more than impressive. Lost Ocean brings back an important element of rock music: the cascading arc of classic melody and romantic sweep that beg you to just relax and float away on its waves. Fantastic stuff.
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