Monday, September 08, 2008
New Music Monday: Hey Ocean
Maybe not entirely new this week, but a new album counts, right? Vancouver foursome Hey Ocean! have been creating a small buzz across the country ever since their first release in 2006. The amazing voice of singer Ashleigh Ball was what first got my attention. Her rich harmonies and melodies seamlessly blend with some pretty catchy riffs and percussion which clearly take a little something from folk, jazz, and pop styles from around the globe. Fans of other west coast talent such as Mother Mother or Immaculate Machine would probably take a liking to these guys quickly. The most exciting thing is that they will be cruising into a town near you soon! Most likely in a snazzy Toyota Yaris along with BTA favorite Shad riding shotgun. The tour began this week with stops across Canada, and is surely worth checking out with this combo. But if you can't make it out, you can still grab their new album It's Easier To Be Somebody Else on September 9th.
Hey Ocean - Too Soon
Shad - The Old Prince Still Lives At Home
- Matty B.
And now, time for a little west coast kitchen party and...
Probably the best music video ever made...