Earlier this month, prominent melodic hardcore act Being As An Ocean announced that their fourth full length studio album will be released on June 9th, 2017. The upcoming album, titled “Waiting For Morning To Come, will be their latest record since their 2015 self titled full length and will also be their first album released through Equal Vision Records. The California based act has seen a significant increase in their fan base since their latest release and it is safe to say that this forthcoming record will be one of the most anticipated records in the first half of 2017.
Personally, I believe that BAAO’s self titled album is their worst release to date. Their absolutely legendary debut album, “Dear G-d”, and their great sophomore record, “How We Both Wondrously Perish”, completely outperform their third full length album and as a result, Being As An Ocean’s self titled record was very disappointing. There is one thing, however, that is keeping my anticipation for this new material from BAAO very high and that is the fact that the two singles the band has released in 2016 have been unfathomably phenomenal. The two singles, “Dissolve” and “Ok”, feature a perfect mix between the classic, original Being As An Ocean sound, and the more alternative rock influenced new sound that has emerged in the last few years. With a combination of melodic guitar and bass riffs with background, ambient sounding synths and other instruments, Being As An Ocean has been able to completely redeem themselves from what they released in 2015. If these two singles are featured on “Waiting For Morning To Come”, or if this new album sounds anything like these two new singles, I can absolutely say that this fourth studio album will easily exceed the expectations established after the last release.
Singles and merchandise bundles will definitely be released early next year, and the minute they do, we’ll be the first ones to share it with you. Until then, check out the two singles released by Being As An Ocean in 2016 and check out our post about the latest single, “Ok”, below! The post attached below was actually one of the first “Breaking News” blogs ever written on Erik’s Album Reviews, so it’s pretty neat to see how far we’ve come since that post was first released. We’ll continued to keep you updated on all Being As An Ocean news, so make sure to check back in for more updates on one of the biggest names in melodic hardcore music today!
New Single “Ok” Out Now:
Today, the song you need to check out is Troubled Coast’s “Patient Hands”. Troubled Coast are a melodic hardcore/aggressive pop punk band out of Berkeley, California, and to be honest, I just found out about this band only a few hours ago. Recently I was on Merchnow browsing for new vinyl to pick up and I stumbled upon the remaining Troubled Coast records that were on sale. The vinyl was so insanely cheap I had to check them out and possibly buy a copy. After listening to their material I can without a doubt say that this EP, “I’ve Been Thinking About Leaving You”, is stellar! The EP, which was released through Pure Noise Records in 2011, features a similar sound to Being As An Ocean, Hotel Books, Balance and Composure, and even Such Gold. In fact, if you like any of BAAO’s melodic hardcore song structure intertwined with catchy choruses, you will love “Patient Hands”, especially since it sounds like it could easily be heard on Being As An Ocean’s self titled record. Unfortunately the band broke up in 2013 and have since pursued other musical projects. Even though the band is defunct, please give them a listen, and even pick up a record if you like what you hear as I’m sure the former members would be ecstatic to see people still enjoy their music. I personally will be buying some of their vinyl this week and you should to!
“Patient Hands”, my favorite song by Troubled Coast so far, is attached below. The group still has a somewhat active Facebook page, so be sure to give them a like, check out their new projects, or even send them a message letting them know how much you enjoy their discography! Regardless, “Patient Hands” is without a doubt the “Track of the Day Tuesday” this week and is a song you definitely need to hear. Stop by later this week for more reviews and music content!
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Troubled Coast vinyl:
Being As An Ocean are the latest melodic hardcore band to release a new song this week with their release of an untitled track (although the track has been given the name “Ok” on Spotify) through their twitter page. If you don’t know Being As An Ocean they are a hardcore band from Alpine, California who released an absolutely beautiful masterpiece in 2012 called “Dear G-d…”. Since then they have released a solid album in 2014 called “How We Both Wondrously Perish” and a fairly disappointing self titled album last year. However, 2016 has seen the release of two new singles from BAAO, “Dissolve” and this new untitled single. Both have been absolutely breathtaking and the future of Being As An Ocean looks extremely bright! I’m almost completely sure that they will never top “Dear G-d…”, however they are making great strides to accomplish what I deem as the impossible. You can only listen to the new song if you share the link they’ve posted on their twitter page (I’ve also attached it to this blog post for those who don’t want to search through their feed to find it), although I definitely think it is worth the 20 seconds it takes to unlock the song.