Possible Oceans is an LA based indie rock band led by singer/guitarist Trevor O’Neill and long-time songwriting partner Daniel Berkman. Their new four song EP, Phase Change, runs full speed into some of Trevor’s darkest moments and comes out the other side with renewed hope and understanding. While the stories that inspired the songs are often somber, the stirring vocals and driving guitars lift and invigorate, for a result that’s less sad sap and more tragic hero.
Release date: August 17th, 2018
“Possible Oceans are a fledgling L.A. indie outfit trading in the brooding, erudite rock of bands like The National…”
“Possible Oceans offer up a refreshing sound that…borrows from some of the darker sides of 80s pop, while still forging its own place within modern indie-rock.”
“…songs that will fill your head with images during a late night drive in your car.”
Written in the aftermath of a friend’s suicide, ‘Deceiver,’ is simultaneously a grief ridden remembrance of those whose demons won, and a cry of hopeful resistance for those who are still fighting.
02.THROW THE KNIFE
‘Throw the Knife’ showcases the group’s pop sensibilities while retaining their signature brooding. Inspired by Trevor’s experience as a juror in an attempted murder trial, the song explores the way that those in power exploit the illusive nature of reality.
03.WHAT’S COMING TO ME
Bringing the EP to a boil with snarling guitars and relentless drive, ‘What’s Coming to Me’ is a feverish account of a dream in which a person who threatened and tormented someone close to Trevor for years was… “removed” from the situation.
A flood of lyrics that came over a matter of hours, ‘Skeleton Mind’ forced Trevor to finally acknowledge the depression he has faced in recent years. Fluttering strings and insistent drum machines guide the way to the conclusion that you can step back from the brink and live to fight another day.
Possible Oceans is an LA based indie rock band led by singer/guitarist Trevor O’Neill and long-time songwriting partner Daniel Berkman. For their forthcoming EP, Phase Change, the group joined forces with producer Aki Ehara of The Seshen to achieve a sound that is at once invigorating and unnerving. Driving rhythms, pulsing synths, and interweaving guitar lines form the perfect landscape for Trevor’s stirring vocals and intimate lyrics.
The pair previously collaborated as Sympathetic Frequencies. During that time their work with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Bad Suns, Wavves) helped them to hone their approach and earned them radio play on KCRW, as well as support from critics and fans alike. After parting ways with their label and taking a brief hiatus, they chose to start fresh with a new name and renewed devotion to their craft. Phase Change marks the beginning of this new chapter in their creative efforts. Drawing on influences as varied as The National, Queens of the Stone Age, and New Order, the group strives to create songs that sit just outside what you would expect from indie rock.
Phase Change, runs full speed into some of Trevor’s darkest moments and comes out the other side with renewed hope and understanding. While the stories that inspired the songs are often somber, the gripping vocals and driving guitars lift and energize, for a result that’s less sad sap and more tragic hero.
In the lead up to Phase Change the band has released two singles, “Deceiver” and “Throw the Knife”, both of which have met with critical praise. A video for “Deceiver” made by the band in collaboration with photographers James Juarez and Stephen Hutchison will follow the release of the EP. Phase Change will be available on all major digital music platforms and streaming services August 17, 2018.