"The music is the perfect blend of hazy drive and introspective day dreaming. The flourishes, the small details are on point (horns, they have horns!). The Ocean Party have always excelled in detailing their own brand of contemporary ennui, stuck in the grey doldrums of the life/work cycle, trying to find time for colour and fun whenever they can. I suppose nearest touchstones are Real Estate and the soft guitar rock of Twerps – although, unlike those bands, The Ocean Party cruise at a more erratic speed emotionally. Life is full of highs and lows; no band expresses this better than The Ocean Party."
Pro Vita (COAST)
Local legends make catchy as hell surfy garage pop.
"This aint no craft beer swillin' / boutique venue hoppin' / beard wearin' folk rock. This is plain old downer rock, played with just enough optimism to last 6 songs without veering completely off the road.