The Ocean Blue | Photo by Darin Back
Indie-pop favorites The Ocean Blue this month will reissue their self-released fifth album — the 13-song Davy Jones’ Locker, originally issued in 1999 — and have just made a new music video for the record’s single “Denmark,” which you can see below.
The newly remastered edition of Davy Jones’ Locker — which followed the band’s three-album run on Sire Records — is due out Aug. 25 via Korda Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
It can be pre-ordered now via Amazon.com.
“It is our first truly independent release, and the first record we did entirely on our own, in our own studios with some help from friends but no outside producer or engineer,” Ocean Blue frontman and songwriter David Schelzel says in a news release announcing the reissue.
The Ocean Blue is headed out on tour later this year — see those dates below — and is working on new music, the follow-up to their excellent 2019 comeback album Kings and Queens/Knaves and Thieves. The band also is considering playing shows aboard next year as well.
“We’ve started on a new album, and that will continue to be our focus until it is done. I’m not sure we will do another extensive tour like this fall before releasing new material, but we are looking at a few opportunities next year to play outside of the U.S., some festivals, and cities we haven’t gotten to in recent years. We’re grateful for all we’ve been able to do and excited about what lies ahead.”
Below, check out the new “Denmark” video and the band’s tour dates.
The Ocean Blue, Davy Jones’ Locker
2. “Garden Song”
4. “My Best Friend”
6. “Been Down a Lot Lately”
7. “Consolation Prize”
9. “Bottle Yours”
10. “I Can’t See You”
11. “So Many Reasons”
12. “Do You Still Remember Me?”
13. “It Never, Just Might”
The Ocean Blue tour dates 2023
Sept. 1: Milwaukee, WI — Shank Hall
Sept. 2: Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
Sept. 3: Minneapolis, MN — Parkway Theater
Sept. 8: Washington, D.C. — Howard Theater
Sept. 9: Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls
Sept. 29: Philadelphia, PA — Ardmore Theater
Sept. 30: Virginia Beach, VA — Neptune Festival
Oct. 6: San Antonio, TX — Sam’s Burger Joint
Oct. 7: Houston, TX — Numbers
Oct. 19: Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 20: Detroit, MI — Magic Bag
Oct. 21: Columbus, OH — Natalie’s Grandview Music Hall
Nov. 10: Miami, FL — The Ground @ Club Space
Nov. 11: Chapel Hill, NC — Cat’s Cradle
Nov. 16: San Diego, CA — Casbah
Nov. 17: San Francisco, CA — The Chapel
Nov. 18: Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- The Ocean Blue announces fall tour dates, including rescheduled 2020 shows
- The Ocean Blue debuts ‘Love Doesn’t Make It Easy On Us’ video, shares spring tour dates
- The Ocean Blue announces new LP, expands U.S. tour — hear opener ‘Kings and Queens’
- The Ocean Blue completes new album, sets handful of U.S. concerts this summer
- Video: The Ocean Blue’s David Schelzel covers Billy Idol in 3-song live set at KEXP
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