Tag: David Schelzel

Video: The Ocean Blue’s David Schelzel covers Billy Idol in 3-song live set at KEXP

Video: The Ocean Blue’s David Schelzel covers Billy Idol in 3-song live set at KEXP

When The Ocean Blue was in Seattle this past February, the band’s frontman, David Schelzel, stopped by radio station KEXP (90.3 FM) for an on-air set and interview, performing new single “Sad Night, Where Is Morning,” classic track “Drifting, Falling” and a cover of Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face.”

Stream: The Ocean Blue, ‘Sad Night, Where Is Morning?’ — off upcoming ‘Ultramarine’

Stream: The Ocean Blue, ‘Sad Night, Where Is Morning?’ — off upcoming ‘Ultramarine’

The Ocean Blue gave fans an early taste last fall of two tracks — “Blow My Mind” and “A Rose is a Rose” — off its first new album in 13 years, and now, with that record, ‘Ultramarine,’ due out in March, the band has premiered another song, “Sad Night, Where Is Morning?,” which you can stream here.

The Ocean Blue to release ‘Ultramarine’ in March, play shows ‘throughout the U.S.’

The Ocean Blue to release ‘Ultramarine’ in March, play shows ‘throughout the U.S.’

The Ocean Blue — best known for 1989’s Echo & The Bunnymen-like debut single “Between Something and Nothing” — will release ‘Ultramarine,’ the band’s first new album in 13 years, this March, then play “shows throughout the U.S. starting in April,” according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.

Stream: The Ocean Blue, ‘Blow My Mind’ and ‘A Rose Is A Rose’ — 2 brand-new tracks

Stream: The Ocean Blue, ‘Blow My Mind’ and ‘A Rose Is A Rose’ — 2 brand-new tracks

As we reported last week, reunited indie-pop outfit The Ocean Blue is previewing its first new album in 13 years — due out Jan. 15 — by including two of the record’s tracks on a new compilation from Korda Records, the new label launched by the band’s David Schelzel and three fellow musicians.

The Ocean Blue to release 2 new songs next week, play 2 live shows in January

The Ocean Blue to release 2 new songs next week, play 2 live shows in January

Reunited indie-pop outfit The Ocean Blue is releasing its first new album in 13 years this January, but fans can get an early listen to two of the record’s tracks next week when they appear on a new compilation being released by Korda Records, the new label launched by the band’s David Schelzel and three fellow musicians.

The Ocean Blue to release first new album in more than a decade this January

The Ocean Blue to release first new album in more than a decade this January

The Ocean Blue — best remembered for its Echo & The Bunnymen-like debut single “Between Something and Nothing” — will release their first new album in 13 years this January on a new record label started by the band’s David Schelzel and some friends, the group announced today.

Free MP3: The Ocean Blue, ‘Walking in the Air’ — cover of song from ‘The Snowman’

Free MP3: The Ocean Blue, ‘Walking in the Air’ — cover of song from ‘The Snowman’

For the second straight year, The Ocean Blue has posted a free Christmas single, once again pairing the band’s David Schelzel with Don Peris of The Innocence Mission. This year, the pair recorded a cover of ‘Walking on Air,’ from the 1982 animated adaptation of the children’s book ‘The Snowman.’

Ocean Blue rarity ‘City Traffic’ surfaces as band works on first new album in a decade

Ocean Blue rarity ‘City Traffic’ surfaces as band works on first new album in a decade

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.