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Oceanics: “The City” Single

It’s rare to write about one song, but I’ve done it before and I’m doing it now, so rare? More like, not that common, but when it’s a band who’s already laid foundation in your musical heart…Why not? Oceanics was brought to my attention back in April when their EP, Bright People gave birth to one of my all-time favorite tracks, “Chinatown (is not Newtown).” Now they are back with their new single, “The City.” It’s an indie pop treat for those who like the energy of the metropolitan lifestyle.

This Aussie band capture the spirit of a youth taking on what else, “The City.” You can’t help but notice where this track takes place as the chorus reminds you more often than not. On that note, it’s that part of the song that listeners will be humming along to most. The muffled ways of the verses are for fans of Foster The People fans, while the upbeat pace is for those looking to replace Rooney in their lives. So this Oceanics’ track acts as a happy medium.

The City” is taking on a big task of keeping new and already fans Oceanics interest as the first single off their new album that’s scheduled for a March 2013 release.Now put “The City” on your iPod if you’re a fan of indie pop and as it comes around in shuffle every once in a while, remind yourself…March 2013, March 2013, can’t wait! That’s what I plan to do, so get “The City,” out now!

Only On Weekends: Dig In

This week at work a trio of us sadly talked about being 25. Because hitting 25 is like slamming into the brick wall of youth. You’re now forced to round up and then you’re staring at 30, but hopefully there’s music to keep you feeling youthful. Enter Only on Weekends’ Dig In.

This EP brought me back to early Blink and The Starting Line. It is this nasal induced pop punk that’s about simplicities like a friend’s crazy girlfriend. Speaking of, “Drugs” is just that. After about minute you get it’s not actually promoting narcotics, only saying they’d be a better choice than this bad excuse of a girlfriend.

Wait, how could one forget to mention? There’s some lady vocals sprinkled about. Every song has a note that reads “girl?” The feminine touch breaks apart the songs nicely and isn’t a prime focus, just a little addition.

When going through my mental catalog of bands trying to book Only on Weekends, it was unclear until “Crazy is the New Black.” After that track it was decided that they’d fare well enough with the likes of I Call Fives.

Dig In is the record you pop on when you just want to sing along to something that is quick an simple. If you’re looking for music that’s like that, than the search is over my friend…Well after July 7th. That’s when it drops.