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THE OCEAN To Kick Off Holocene North American Headlining Tour.

THE OCEAN Band Members

THE OCEAN will kick off their long-awaited Holocene North American headlining tour this week! The journey begins February 7th in Baltimore, Maryland and makes its way through over two dozen cities, coming to a close on March 10th in Tampa, Florida. Support will be provided by This World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Pelagic Records labelmates Shy, Low, as well as Lesser Glow (also on Pelagic) on select dates.


THE OCEAN w/ This World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die + Shy, Low:

2/07/2024 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD *
2/08/2024 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA *
2/09/2024 Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
2/10/2024 Middle East / Downstairs – Cambridge, MA *
2/11/2024 Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC
2/13/2024 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
2/14/2024 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
2/15/2024 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
2/16/2024 Legends Bar – Cincinnati, OH
2/17/2024 Reggies – Chicago, IL
2/18/2024 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
2/20/2024 The Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
2/21/2024 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
2/23/2024 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
2/24/2024 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/26/2024 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
2/27/2024 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
2/28/2024 Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
2/29/2024 The Usual Place – Las Vegas, NV
3/01/2024 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/02/2024 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
3/03/2024 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/05/2024 Tulips – Fort Worth, TX
3/06/2024 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
3/07/2024 The Secret Group – Houston, TX
3/08/2024 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/09/2024 Center Stage (The Loft) – Atlanta, GA
3/10/2024 The Conduit – Orlando, FL

THE OCEAN will be touring in support of their Holocene full-length, released last year via Pelagic Records. With HoloceneTHE OCEAN has become more intimate and captivating musically, while creeping deeper into their own DNA with numerous references to their earlier discography which older fans will cherish.

Listening to the album brings back familiar feelings: that wide open spaciousness found on the second half of the band’s Pelagial offering; those dark subdued delay-soaked melodies lingering underneath the aquatic surface all unmistakably carry the trademark of guitarist Robin Staps’ ingenious writing – but there is also a new emphasis here: the distortion on the guitars is dialed back in favor of radiant synths and horns in every song, and Loïc Rossetti’s charismatic vocals remain mostly clean.

The result is an eclectic album showcasing a palette of sounds that is wider than ever in the history of the collective, an album that hails the riff and Reznor-style bit-crushed vocal extravaganza as much as it bows to Radiohead, as in the stunning third track “Sea Of Reeds” with the album’s strongest vocal hookline – or early 2000’s trip hop, such as in ”Atantic” and “Subatlantic.” Additionally, The Massive Attack influence is obvious and makes more sense than you would have ever guessed within the context of this band.

Holocene was recorded entirely by the band themselves at synth/percussionist Peter Voigtmann’s studio Die Mühle in the rural North of Germany and at the band’s own Oceanland 2.0 studio in Berlin.

“Holocene delivers the most varied, restless, and experimental music the Ocean has yet recorded — especially as they lean into electronic music.” — AllMusic

“The dichotomy between crescendo and lull is nothing new to The Ocean, and even while Holocene arguably sits overall on the quieter side, it’s no less enthralling, never heavy for the sake of it and still as forward-thinking as ever.” — Distorted Sound

“By incorporating more electronic elements – as well as the elegance of Park – into their customary yet perpetually alluring recipe, the band has fashioned another immersive journey that’s absolutely haunting, courageous, and essential.” — Metal Injection.

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