THE END OF THE OCEAN PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “HOMESICK” WITH BROOKLYN VEGAN
Columbus, Ohio based post-rock band, The End Of The Ocean, shared their latest single “homesick” today via a premiere with Brooklyn Vegan. The track is the third featured off of their upcoming sophomore full-length, -aire, which marks their first new album since 2012. “homesick” builds softly with delicate keys and shimmering guitars, bringing the listener to the sort of explosive and emotional payoff that has become the band’s signature. Clocking in at just over seven minutes, “homesick” is one of the longest songs on the album and incorporates all of the expansive tendencies that The End Of The Ocean thrive on. -aire was produced by Mike Watts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw) and will be released by Equal Vision Records on January 18th, 2019. You can pre-order -aire now, and be sure to catch them when they hit the road later this month with fellow post-rockers, Tides of Man, in support of the new album.
Speaking on the track Kevin Shannon (Guitar) and Tara Mayer (Keys) say:
“Life is a series of places you go, be it emotionally or physically. The experience of being homesick for us is more of a deep ache to revisit a certain time, to experience an encounter for the first time all over again, to feel the flurry of emotions and feelings of our previous selves. This song is our hymn to our homesickness.”
After reaching a breaking point following the release of their highly praised 2011 debut full length, Pacific-Atlantic, the band had to pump the breaks for fear of tearing themselves apart. With so much going on in their personal lives, Tara Mayer (keys) says that they needed to “give ourselves a chance to hurt so that we could have the chance to heal” before even thinking about another release. The past few years forced the band to come to terms with their own humanity and mortality, as well as that of their bandmates and friends. Once they were finally in a place with their personal lives that allowed them to focus on new music, the collaborative experience of writing that would become their next album, -aire, ended up being a big part of their healing process. This undertaking forged a bond that is stronger than ever between Kevin Shannon (Guitar), Trish Chisholm (Guitar), Tara Mayer (Keys), Jason Han (Bass), and Wes Jackson (Drums), who make up The End Of The Ocean.
-aire will be released in January of 2019 on Equal Vision Records. It balances rich, thoughtful melodic passages, high-energy riff-wielding and truly epic climatic outpourings. The band has always been championed for their maelstrom of nostalgia, hope, beauty, melancholy, chaos and tranquility. Fans will experience a bigger, bolder version of that tempest with it’s release.
Tour Dates with Tides of Man:
1/18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
1/19 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
1/20 – Detroit, MI – El Club
1/22 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
1/23 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
1/24 – New York, NY – Saint Vitus
1/25 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
1/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
1/27 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar