The riffs are taut, the fuzz is well and truly brought, and it’s a hell …
Citizens of Oddworld rejoice; Ocean Grove’s latest LP is here.
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And it’s easily their most accessible to date. Don’t get it twisted though—this does not mean LP3 lacks the OG spark. If anything, it’s ensured their creative ideas have burnt brighter than ever.
While 2020’s Flip Phone Fantasy boldly announced its presence, Up In The Air Forever is a lot more subtle. But what it lacks in chaos, it’s made up for in pure good vibes. Take the riffy SEX DOPE GOLD or the body shaking CALI SUN—a track destined to be your next summer festival anthem. Then there’s the insane fusion of hip-hop and hooks on BUSTIN and the bouncy, Britpop anthem SILVER LINING. There’s BORED, with the feature we never knew we needed in Dune Rats and HMU, the answer for anyone who’s ever questioned what Montell Jordan’s alternative phase might’ve sounded like.
At the core of Up In The Air Forever is the shoe, a sign of anti-establishment, a vessel for positive mental attitude (PMA) and the reason for the record’s cohesion.
At the core of Up In The Air Forever is the shoe, a sign of anti-establishment, a vessel for positive mental attitude (PMA) and the reason for the record’s cohesion. It’s everything the band is – fun-loving, bright, charismatic, and above all, empowering. Ocean Grove has continued to gild their legacy with Up In The Air Forever. Give it a spin, and we promise you’ll find a record that’ll make you feel as good as it sounds—spoiler alert, that’s really damn good.
STANDOUT TRACKS: CALI SUN, BORED, HMU
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