Saturday, November 9, 2013
Introducing: The Ocean Party
Melbourne's The Ocean Party is Jordan Thompson, Liam Halliwell, Curtis Wakeling, Lachlan Denton and the recently added Zac Denton. All or most of the band have side projects, but they have managed to turn out three albums in three years. The most recent LP is Split, which is available via Spunk Records (link is at the bottom of the post) in CD or vinyl formats, and from iTunes (link also provided) for a digital copy. You can sample two of the tracks, "Quarter Life Crisis" and "Split" below. In my opinion, both are excellent.
The band's sound is a relaxed slacker jangle, a bit wistful and very melodic. In democratic fashion, the members take turns writing the songs and taking the lead vocals on their compositions. I take it as a sign of that the band are well matched with each other that the results remain cohesive, and the quality high.
Spunk Records page for Split
Bandcamp for Split digital single
iTunes for digital download