One of our readers tipped us off to this one, calling it a “musical holy grail”: A crisp studio recording of The Ocean’s Blue’s “City Traffic,” a never-before-released concert favorite by the late-’80s/early-’90s jangle-pop outfit, surfaced on YouTube this summer accompanied by a homemade music video.

The track was once a live staple for the Pennsylvania band, best remembered for its Echo & The Bunnymen-like debut single “Between Something and Nothing.” The group reportedly recorded “City Traffic” in 1993 for the long-forgotten film “Naked in New York” — but the song was not used and never officially released.

Meanwhile, the Ocean Blue reports on its Facebook page that it is “working on a new record,” last month telling fans, “To those who have asked, yes, we are working on some new songs. We’ll post more this fall.” The band — featuring original members David Schelzel and Bobby Mittan — hasn’t released a full-length album since 1999’s Davy Jones’ Locker.


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