I was contacted by a fabulous person by the name of Dayna (Hi, Dayna!) who, like Chrissy from Big Picture Media, is from Big Picture Media.
Sidenote: I’ve just noticed that I tend to describe people I meet as ‘fabulous’, ‘splendid’ etc. I guess I only meet fabulously splendid people.
Dayna introduced me to a new band, Ocean Grove, and their new EP, Another Place To Stay. I must admit that I don’t like the cover (see above) – but I very much like the music contain therein. The tracks have a touch of the Jellyfishes about them, and that to me is A Very Good Thing Indeed.
Yesterday I played you four songs from another band’s album (Hi, The Fire Apes!). Today I won’t raid the musical vaults as much, so I’ll only play you one-ish tracks (see below for the “ish”):
Ocean Grove – “Take It Easy” (2011)
By the way, and this doesn’t have much to do with anything, but I want to point out something I found rather odd on one of the EP’s other tracks. Track 1 is “Away”, an anthemic, tween-friendly, Jonas Brothers kind of thing that positively invites large groups of young people to hold sparklers aloft as they sway in time to the music and shout the lyrics in the chorus as loudly as possible. There’s a quiet section in the middle of the song that has the singer doing his bit (i.e., singing) with an acoustic guitar accompaniment. The strumming of the acoustic guitar in this part of the song was recorded in such a way that it doesn’t sound like an acoustic guitar anymore – it sounds to me like a pair of scissors snip, snip, snipping:
Ocean Grove – “Away” (2011) (excerpt)
That makes me feel like I’m having my hair cut.
Anyway, here’s the full thing:
Ocean Grove – “Away” (2011)
And if you want to hear some more Ocean Grove, you certainly can. Here’s an EP they released earlier this year:
Ocean Grove – Little Record (2011)
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