The Ocean Blue, formed in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1986, is an American indie pop band that combines melodic guitars and synthesizers. Its core original members included David Schelzel on lead vocals/guitar, Steve Lau on keyboards/saxophone, Bobby Mittan on bass guitar and Rob Minnig on drums and vocals.

Its current line-up includes David Schelzel on lead vocals/guitar, Oed Ronne on keyboards/guitar/vocals, Bobby Mittan on bass guitar and Peter Anderson on drums.

The band’s sound may be best described as jangly guitar-based modern rock. Influences include such bands as The Smiths, Cocteau Twins, R.E.M., Echo & the Bunnymen and New Order. The Ocean Blue’s earliest shows always consisted of a healthy dose of covers by these bands. To this day, The Smiths and New Order covers still punctuate concert encores.

The Ocean Blue Premieres "Can't Let Go" Embarks on Fall Tour, Deluxe 'Waterworks' LP

The Ocean Blue Premieres “Can’t Let Go”

The Ocean Blue’s new release, Waterworks (Korda 008), out9/9/14, is a reissue of sorts of the band’s rare 2004 EP that has been expanded to an LP that includes 3 new additional songs and updates for vinyl, CD and digital formats. The record showcases:

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The Ocean Blue Premieres "Ground Gives Way". Announce Fall Tour || 'Ultramarine' LP Out Now on Korda Records + Available On Vinyl On Korda

The Ocean Blue Premieres “Ground Gives Way”

The Ocean Blue‘s debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay. The band of four young high schoolers from Hershey, Pennsylvania went on to do two more well-received records for Sire,

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The Ocean Blue Premiere New Video

The Ocean Blue‘s debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay. The band of four young high schoolers from Hershey, Pennsylvania

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