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19 July 2016

Hidden Gems from the Classic Vault: 3 Tracks by Ozean.

Ozean is an obscure early 90s dream pop band from the United States. This clip compiles three of Ozean’s songs – Fall, Porcelain and Scenic – which were included on a demo tape that the band recorded in 1992. An ex-band member, Eric Shea, pulled the demos out of the murky shadows earlier this year and uploaded them.

Previously, the songs were lost to time and hadn’t been heard in 20 years. Today, the songs still sound remarkable and lovely – very much in the vein of Slowdive, but clearly nuanced with Ozean’s own style. Having this once-buried treasure now available for streaming on Youtube is gift enough, but if you take a look at the comment thread under the clip, your faith in humanity might be restored. 


  1. Thanks for the sweet words! But it's Eric Shea, not O'shea.

  2. Updated, apologies! No clue where I pulled the "o" from!

  3. Thanks again for the review! Lisa and I are presently trying to find a label to release these (and maybe a few more) songs. Cheers!

  4. 1. I have learned about a lot of great music from this blog and the radio show, but this is now at the very top of the list. Absolutely beautiful!
    2. I weep for the 24 years this music existed and did not reach my ears.
    3. If there is more music from this band, PLEASE SHARE.
    4. Thank you to the band for creating and to both Eric and Amber for making it available. I am in awe.

  5. Wow, this is incredible. Much in the vein of what Slowdive was doing. I really hope this does get a formal release --- I know I'd buy it.

  6. Please release this I would buy it for sure.

  7. Ride, the band, I heard it on The Q Radio, was my introduction to Shoe gaze music, and ever since then i have been hooked.
    Really good tune!

  8. Hi everyone,

    Happy Holidays from Ozean - we just got our 1992 recordings mastered by Tim Green of Louder Studios. They're now available for download and all proceeds from will go toward funding a 2017 vinyl release:

    -Eric Shea

    1. This is absolutely awesome news. Can you guys please setup a mailing list or at least a place we know to look out for. I would have to unashamedly ask for something like the cover on top. Lisa is just so stunning, I have to display it somewhere.

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  10. Thanks again for the review! Lisa and I are presently trying to find a label to release these (and maybe a few more) songs. Cheers!
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