Blue Ocean Announce Debut LP ‘Fertile State’, Stream Title Track

Blue Ocean Announce Debut LP 'Fertile State', Stream Title Track

Oakland, CA shoegaze/lo-fi band Blue Ocean has announced the release of their new album ‘Fertile State‘ and have shared the video for the title track.

The 12-track record will be out on October 13 through Slumberland Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Blue Ocean have been working around the fringes of the Bay Area indie scene since 2018, honing their very particular noise-disrupted racket into a unique and instantly identifiable sound. They blend elements of shoegaze, pop, noise rock and electronics, striking a precarious balance between noise and melody that recalls forebears like Disco Inferno, Bark Psychosis and Flying Saucer Attack.

Fertile State shows the band at their noisy best. Reverberating guitars swirl around what is at it’s heart a lovely pop song, erupting into peels of feedback a la early Jesus & Mary Chain. It’s a bracing, intoxicatingly fresh take on noisy pop from a band to watch.

As they puts it, the record “explores the sonic chasms between sunshine prism pop and dial-up modem noise.”

Check out the video for “Fertile State” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.

Blue Ocean ‘Fertile State’ Tracklist:

  1. Ode
  2. Elated Prose
  3. Neutron Mob
  4. Fertile State
  5. Ion Drift
  6. Take A Care
  7. The Radiant Edge
  8. Present
  9. Sulfur Jacket
  10. Syncnine
  11. Deorbit
  12. Elude