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The Ocean Blue

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The Ocean Blue is an group best known for their self-titled debut album on the famed Sire Records label, a 1989 release that achieved widespread acclaim as well as radio and MTV airplay. Said album also included the tune “Between Something and Nothing”, a #2 Billboard rock hit that’s perhaps their most famous work. The band of four young high-schoolers from Hershey, Pennsylvania took inspiration from laden with jangly guitars as well as , contemplative . They went on to do two more well-received records for Sire, 1991’s Cerulean’ and 1992’s spirited ‘Beneath the Rhythm and Sound’, before going elsewhere.

Their sound has showed shades of their yet tuneful forerunners such as Echo & the Bunnymen, Modern English, New Order, and The Smiths while still pursuing their own path. A fourth record, 1996’s ‘See’, was released by Mercury/PolyGram before the band began leaving the majors altogether in the late . The band did several independent releases from 1999 on into the , including 2004’s well-received ‘Waterworks’. Then, several years later, the group began working on a new full length record, their first full album release in over a decade. Entitled ‘Ultramarine’, the band scheduled it for release on March 19, 2013 through Korda Records, a new Minneapolis-based cooperative label that the group helped launch in late 2012.

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