Check out the official video for our brand new single ‘Machine’!
We Are The Ocean’s new music video. Watch this and if your computer takes too long to load, take a baseball bat straight to the screen.
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Title Fight - Floral Green
The Gaslight Anthem - The 59 Sound
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
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Trapper Schoepp & The Shades - Run, Engine, Run
Chuck Ragan - Covering Ground
Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird
Anti-Flag - The General Strike
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We Are The Ocean - Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow
We Are The Ocean News from SideOneDummy HQ
WE ARE THE OCEAN TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM SEPTEMBER 18th, 2012. DEBUT VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “THE ROAD”
We Are The Ocean are back bursting through the floodgates with a new line-up, a focused direction, and an album that aims to set a new standard in the quality of rock music. Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow will be the third full-length release of the band, and it’s clear that no stone has been left unturned in the creation of this rock gem.
“This is how we’ve wanted to sound for years,” states guitarist / vocalist, Alfie Scully.
What’s most impressive about the ten tracks that comprise ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow,’ is that they constitute an entirely new beginning for the Essex four-piece, while both paying lip-service to their roots and signaling a bright new future. This is the sound of a young band taking some gigantic risks, and hearing them pay off.
On the topic of gigantic risks, there was no greater gamble for frontman Liam Cromby, bassist Jack Spence, drummer Tom Whittaker and Scully than to part ways with their former singer, Dan Brown, in June. Having recorded the majority of the record with producer Peter Miles (The King Blues, Dry The River, Canterbury), the remaining members of the band felt something was wrong, and decided to move forward as a quartet otherwise they wouldn’t be doing their new songs justice. “It was to do with our personal happiness,” explains Cromby. “When making this decision, we said if this divebombs then it divebombs, but we’ll be happier for it. We didn’t think of it as a brave step. We didn’t care what anyone else thought because we knew it was the best thing for us.”
The difference that the change of line up made is is immediately apparent on Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow. The level musicianship, technical ability, and textural understanding partnered with frontman Liam Cromby’s voice at the center, shows the world that rock music is not dying, but rather very much alive. It’s kicking and being screamed out loud from the collective lungs of We Are The Ocean.
The band’s video their first U.S. single, “The Road,” can be seen via Vevo here and the track can be downloaded via iTunes.
Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow will be available via SideOneDummy Records 9.18.12.
Music video for “The Road” from new album ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow.’
We have several bands on the Warped Tour this year: Title Fight, Anti-Flag, We Are The Ocean and Chuck Ragan. Everyone is snapping pictures of their favorite bands on Warped so we want to see your pictures of our bands. In return, we’ve got some prizes lined up. Since we love giving stuff out for free, we decided to use Instagram to help us choose some winners
During each week of Warped Tour, we’ll be picking a specific band for you guys to take pictures of and tag us on Instagram (sideonedummy) and/or on Twitter ( @side_one_dummy ). At the end of each week, we’ll announce the winner of the prize every Monday and also announce the next band to take pictures of. Hope that doesn’t sound complicated, it really isn’t.
We’re starting this off with We Are The Ocean. If you’re attending The Warped Tour between 6/18 – 6/24, take pictures during their set and tag us on Instagram and/or Twitter. Winner of a Blue colored “Go Now And Live” LP and T-Shirt will be announced Monday.
We Are The Ocean merch is headed to The Vans Warped Tour.
AbsolutePunk.net is streaming We Are The Ocean’s ‘Go Now and Live’ album in it’s entirety this week. Click HERE to head on over and give the album a listen.
Release Date: 2/28/12
Click HERE for all the Pre-Order options available in our Online Store.
We Are The Ocean are currently out on the road with You Me At Six, The Swellers, and Twin Atlantic on a semi-British invasion tour. PropertyOfZack was able to catch up with the band to film a stripped down version of “The Waiting Room” for a great new Session. Check out the performance below by clicking “Read More!”
OC Weekly just posted this great interview with We Are The Ocean. Read it HERE or below!
On tour supporting their second album, Go Now and Live, We are the Ocean are on the verge—of everything. The British band, made up of Dan Brown (lead vocals), Liam Cromby (guitar / vocals), Jack Spence (bass), Alfie Scully (guitar/vocals) and Tom Whittaker (drums) just broke the UK top 10 rock chart, and they’re swinging by Chain Reaction this Sunday at 7 p.m. (WIN TICKETS HERE!) We talk to Dan Brown about their music and their downtime after the jump.
OC Weekly: Where’s your name from?
Dan Brown: It was taken from my email address at the time. We were pretty young, we just thought it sounded awesome.
Who are your musical yardsticks?
Bands like Foo Fighters, Green Day, Gaslight Anthem are big influences for me personally. They’re massive rock bands who have huge mainstream following but are also still really credible and doing what they love.
Thrice are our local heroes…what was it like working with the same producer as them on your debut? Do you like Thrice?
I love Thrice! We actually toured with them once in the UK so that was a real honour [sic in America!] for us. Working with Brian McTernan on our first record was quite overwhelming, we felt like we weren’t good enough to be there. We were still teenagers and had only been a band for around two years so it was pretty surreal to already be recording our debut album in the States with a great producer.
What do you guys do in your downtime?If you were introducing your band to new fans, what are the top three WATO songs you’d tell them to listen to and why?
I like to spend time with my girlfriend. We eat out a lot. I like to walk my dog and listen to music. Other than that we don’t have much downtime. If we’re not on tour then we’re usually in the studio.
I would probably say “Confessions,” because its quite different to a lot of our other material, I’d like people to know that we can write varied songs and don’t just stick to one sound. I’d also say “Run Away” because it’s probably my favourite song of our lyrically and “Overtime Is A Crime” because it’s one of our heaviest and fastest songs so it’s always fun to play live and get the crowd moving.
From Jack Spence:01.27 The Annex Wreck Room, Toronto, ON
It took two hours for the Border Patrol to cave into our angelic British faces, and they granted us entry into Canada. They however turned to our American driver Patrick (The Habadasher) and, due his lack of British charm, refused him entry.
Apparently he had a previous indescretion involving urinating on a wall eight years ago, and such devious criminal minds are not allowed into Canada. It was an odd moment, dropping him off at a hotel in America, where he’d probably spend the day hatching more terrible crimes, like telling telemarketers he’s busy when he isn’t, or not seeing his grandmother on her birthday. What a dastardly man.
We continued into Canada with Tour Mum Bryony at the wheel, and soon arrived in a surprisingly snow-free Toronto. The show had been upgraded from Sneaky Dee’s to the Annex Room, so we all had high hopes of a Canadian triumph. Unfortunately, we did not take into account the venue’s strict door policy of searching every nook and cranny on every person that entered.
In fact they nust’ve been doing thorough background checks too, and be taking patrons into windowless rooms to shine a lamp in their eyes and interrogate them; as by the time we went on stage there were approximately six people in the room, and by the time we finished our set, approximately seven. I’m exaggerating, but seriously Annex Room, sort it out yeah?
After the show, we donned our tourist hats, our I LOVE TORONTO t-shirts, grabbed some flimsy disposable cameras, and set off in search of Niagara Falls. Now, I don’t know if it was our lack of sense of direction, but we found it almost impossible to find the giant waterfall. It was like looking for a dwarf among an army of midgets, and it took us hours of scouring before we heard what sounded like a giant bath being run - it transpired we’d been literally circling around it for the past hour, but there was a pesky shroud of mist hiding it completely from our untrained English eyes. The mocking cloud continued to block the waterfall from sight, so we fled, vowing revenge in the morning.
We Are The Ocean - ‘Go Now And Live” LP
Our We Are The Ocean LPs arrived yesterday and we’ve gotta say that this is one of the coolest shades of blue we’ve put out on vinyl. Please note that the original image of this color in our online is a stock color we’re given by the plant. We never really really now how the vinyl color will end up but we think this came out great and compliments the album artwork so good.
Go over to the online store and check out the Pre-Order items HERE!
#WATOUSATOUR Photo 9: Soundcheck @ Barbary, Philadelphia PA
Our We Are The Ocean ‘Go Now and Live’ Pre-Order is now up at http://store.wearetheocean.us/
We are extremely excited to have these dudes on the roster and they’re currently on a US tour with You Me At Six and The Swellers. Check out Tour Date HERE!
Pre-Order options include :
There will be some exclusive tour merch and other promotions available in the near future at the SideOneDummy We Are The Ocean Online Store. Anybody who pre-orders the new record will receive a discount code to receive 20% any WATO merch.
All CDs and LPs come with a download card with bonus materials. Here is all you get:
What It Feels Like (Acoustic) / These Days I Have Nothing (Acoustic) / Playing My Heart (Acoustic) / Run Away (Acoustic) / Trials and Tribulations (Acoustic) / This Is Called My Home (Acoustic) / Overtime is a Crime (Acoustic) / Now and Then (Acoustic) / Confessions (Acoustic) / Nothing Good Has Happened Yet (Acoustic) / The Waiting Room (Acoustic) / The Waiting Room (Video) / What It Feels Like (Video) / Run Away (Video) / Overtime Is A Crime (Video)
With You Me At Six, The Swellers + Twin Atlantic!
See dates below. Our album Go Now And Live is released through Side One Dummy Records on February 28th!!
24th Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
25th Beat Kitchen, Chicago IL
26th Pike Room, Pontiac MI
27th Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto ON
28th Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh PA
29th Studio @ Webster Hall, New York NY
30th The Palladium, Worcester MA
31st The Barbary, Philadelphia PA
1st Ottobar, Baltimore MD
2nd Casbah, Charlotte NC
3rd Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
4th The Social, Orlando FL
6th Warehouse, Houston TX
7th White Rabbit, San Antonio TX
8th The Door, Dallas TX
10th The Nile, Mesa AZ
11th Soma, San Diego CA
12th Chain Reaction, Anaheim CA
14th Troubadour, Los Angeles CA
@WeAreTheOcean US Tour starts TODAY! Pre-Order details coming soon.