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Being As An Ocean sign with Equal Vision, premiere new song

Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:07 AM PT
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Official press release:

San Diego, CA's Being As An Ocean has signed to Equal Vision Records and is now premiering a new song and music video for "Dissolve" via Alternative Press. The video was produced by guitarist Tyler Ross and labelmate Daniel Wand, of Capsize.





"We are ecstatic to finally get the opportunity to work with the family at Equal Vision Records. Our relationship has been a long time in the making, and it is like a dream come true to be able to call ourselves part of the team," states vocalist Joel Quartuccio. "Ever since we met Dan Sandshaw, EVR's president, we knew that the label's ethos and passion for the music was akin to our own and that we didn't want to settle for anything less. We are eternally grateful to EVR for sticking it out through the years with us to see this beautiful partnership to fruition."

"Being As An Ocean is one of my favorite bands and I'm honored to have them join our family," shares Sandshaw. "I look forward to working with them on inspiring new music filled with love, hope and compassion."

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.

"'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."

To date, Being As An Ocean has released three full-lengths, the latest of which – a self-titled album released last year – found impressive Billboard Chart placements including: No. 3 Vinyl Album, No. 7 Hard Rock Album, No. 11 Independent Album, No. 15 Internet Album, No. 17 Alternative Album, No. 25 Top Rock Album and No. 72 Top Current Album.

The band will record their fourth full-length album later this year.



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