Dream-pop favorites The Ocean Blue this week shared a gorgeous music video for the equally gorgeous song “Love Doesn’t Make It Easy On Us,” off their 2019 album Kings and Queens/Knaves and Thieves, as the band prepares to play a run of sporadic shows through May.
Released last summer, Kings and Queens/Knaves and Thieves was the band’s first new album in six years and seventh overall. The Ocean Blue continues to tour in support of the record, and has dates in the coming months in New York, Arizona, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.
The Ocean Blue released four major-label records between 1989 and 1996, with the band’s self-titled debut spawning the modern-rock radio hit “Between Something and Nothing.” The group released Davy Jones’ Locker on an independent label in 1999, and followed that in 2004 with the Waterworks EP — later expanded into a full album — and the comeback Ultramarine in 2013.
Below, check out the new Typsy Panthre-directed music video and see the band’s tour dates.
The Ocean Blue tour dates
Feb. 28: The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
March 28: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
May 22: The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
May 23: Respectable Street, West Palm Beach, FL
May 24: The High Watt, Nashville, TN
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- The Ocean Blue announces new LP, expands U.S. tour — hear opener ‘Kings and Queens’
- Video: The Ocean Blue’s David Schelzel covers Billy Idol in 3-song live set at KEXP
- Video: The Ocean Blue, ‘Sad Night, Where is Morning?’ — off ‘Ultramarine’
- The Ocean Blue streams new album ‘Ultramarine,’ announces initial U.S. tour dates
- The Ocean Blue to release ‘Ultramarine’ in March, play shows ‘throughout the U.S.’
- Ocean Blue rarity ‘City Traffic’ surfaces as band works on first new album in a decade