Lompoc, California born four-piece, The Only Ocean, has a wide array of influences, from Psych-Pop and Post-Punk to Acid Rock, which is not a bad thing. The band is made up of childhood friends, Wesley Hill, Dustin Whalen, Shae Kakos, and Alex Burdess. “CUL-DE-SAC”, the first single off of their latest EP, ‘TOO’, is an anthem for anyone who has ever tasted the sweet angst in desolation. Snarky lyricism, roving melodies, and elements of shimmery Psychedelia help to facilitate the unapologetically transparent nature of the track. Contributing producers and engineers on the EP are Graham Ginsburg and Rick Mabery of The Barn Music Studio, and Jonathan DeBaun (The Mars Volta, Le Butcherettes, Antemasque). On the release of the five-track ‘TOO’, Whalen relays ‘we are very excited to release this new music because it’ll give our fans a taste of the kind of direction we want to take. I feel like the new cd sounds a bit more aggressive”.