Grungy post-punk with a bit of emo, The Only Ocean from Lompoc, CA released their debut EP ‘Kaleidoscopic,’ April 18, 2011. Playing since highschool, the members are Wesley Hill (Guitar, Vocals), Dustin Whalen (Lead Guitar), Alex Burdess (Bass), and Shae Kakos (Drums).
Exploding with the heart-thumping realization of being haunted, The Only Ocean takes off. “Those Ghosts” have The Only Ocean running, but not wild. The punkish rambling in this opening track is tempered by statements of not fulfilling your expectations regarding the typical fight/flight reaction: “I’m not gonna get mad and lash out in anger. I’m not gonna get sad and break down and cry.” They will play to their own tune, not to your expectations, but you may ultimately appreciate their individuality. Continue reading