Tuesday, July 7, 2015
"Guess Work" from The Ocean Party
Soft Focus, the 2014 album from Melbourne's The Ocean Party, was among my top 15 albums of the year (list). Things like that can make you quiver with excitement (I choose to blame excitement rather than alcohol withdrawal in the wake of the US 4th of July holiday) upon learning of a new single from the crew. "Guess Work" begins with an sturdy beat, then blends in guitar lines, vocals and keys, revealing increased sophistication in arrangements and an uptick in production. It is the first release from their upcoming fifth album, and if it is representative, this band will be high on my year-end list again.