Music Genre: 80's
The Ocean Blue‘s debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay. The band of four high schoolers from Hershey, Pennsylvania went on to do two more well-received records for Sire, the atmospheric Cerulean and alt pop Beneath the Rhythm and Sound, and a fourth record for Mercury/PolyGram, See The Ocean Blue, before leaving the majors in the late 90s. The band did several independent releases in the 2000s, including Davy Jones Locker and Waterworks, and in 2013 released their first full length record in over 10 years, Ultramarine, on Korda Records, a new Minneapolis cooperative label that the band helped launch in 2013. In 2014, the band released and toured for an LP version of Waterworks, and in 2015, the band's first 3 albums for Sire were reissued on vinyl. The band performed a limited number of special shows in the U.S. to mark the occasion, performing the first 2 albums in their entirety. In 2016, the band is playing 7 cities in South America and working on a new full length record.