San Diego melodic hardcore / spoken word outfit Being As An Ocean have been free agents since releasing their last album Being as an Ocean last year. Today the band has announced they have signed with Equal Vision Records. They are kicking off a North American tour starting tonight in Quebec where they are direct support for Silverstein. Following that tour, they will head out on a full US headline run with support from ’68, Capsize, Listener and Movements.
In addition to the signing and tour announcements, the band recorded and released a new single called “Dissolve” with an accompanying music video that can be seen below. The new single was recorded in Atlanta, GA at Glow In The Dark Studios with producer Matt McCllellan (Better Off, Capsize) and takes Being As An Ocean in a more hook-driven direction while still incorporating the band’s signature sound of sophisticated storytelling woven over lush, ambient soundscapes. The unique juxtaposition of Joel Quartuccio’s gritty, impassioned vocal work and Michael McGough’s gracefully soaring vocals creates a distinct blend that is both captivating and cathartic.
In regards to the single – “‘Dissolve’ has been about 3-4 months in the making, being written over one of our longest timelines, and we think it is one of our best yet. We, simply, have never had the time to make something this special before, and I think it really shows,” reveals Quartuccio. “Working with Matt McClellan, now for the third time, was a breeze. We click so well with him on a personal and musical level, we consider him a brother/family. Recording with him is always such a smooth and enjoyable experience, and I think that shines through, as well. It really aides the whole process, and I know it just wouldn’t be the same going to anyone else.”