Wednesday, December 17, 2014
REVIEW: The Ocean Party - Soft Focus
Inevitably, the album will draw comparisons to fellow Aussie bands The Triffids and The Go-Betweens, as well as Real Estate, and there is an undeniable honor in such references. But Soft Focus in not an homage to anyone. It is too multi-dimensional, too bright and firmly in the moment. To me, it is the sound of a young band that has take a major step in growing up and mastering their art.
The Ocean Party are Jordan Thompson, Liam Halliwell, Curtis Wakeling, Lachlan Denton and Zac Denton. Soft Focus is available now from Jigsaw Records in the US, and Spunk Records in Australia. You can stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link below.
Bandcamp for Album
Spunk Records page for album