I first heard The Ocean Blue when the band’s song “Between Something and Nothing” was included on Sire Records’ Just Say Mao compilation in the late Eighties. Being a huge fan of Echo & The Bunnymen, the song’s similarity (deep vocals and jangly guitars) instantly resonated with me. Their debut album was favorite in college, and the song’s drums are still among my favorite to play along to.
I haven’t followed the Pennsylvania band much since the early Nineties, but the band resurfaced in 2013 with a new album, Ultramarine, and also released Davy Jones’ Locker earlier in 2015 (which you can purchase on Bandcamp).
Here’s a few videos from the band:
You can purchase the vinyl reissues of The Ocean Blue, Cerulean, and Beneath The Rhythm and Sound from SHELFLIFE/Korda Records.
The Ocean Blue also recently released a previously unreleased track, which you can stream via Rhino Records.