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THE OCEAN’S PRECAMBRIAN; STILL UNDERAPPRECIATED

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The Ocean - PrecambrianCosmo Lee of Invisible Oranges summed up precisely how we feel about The Ocean’s spectacular late-2007 release Precambrian:

It came out last November, so it didn’t make many year-end lists (if I ran a label, I would finish each year’s release schedule by October for such purposes). Precambrian would have – or should have – dominated them. Sadly, there’s no critic herd mentality for it like there was for Mastodon’s Leviathan, a lesser work. 83 minutes of exploding color, with more literary references than a 200 level class – I could hardly circumscribe it with mere language.

Color us guilty of missing the boat on this record when it came out. But when I did discover, I DISCOVERED it. An amazing record in every respect. Be sure to catch The Ocean on tour now in Europe, and this Spring in the U.S. Sound samples below, and tour dates after the jump.

The Ocean – “Ectasian” (sample)
The Ocean – ” Rhyacian” (sample)

Europe:

19/03/08 – DE – Darmstadt – Steinbruch Theater
20/03/08 – BE – Opwijk – Nijdrop
21/03/08 – FR – Paris – Locomotive
22/03/08 – DE – Essen – Turock
23/03/08 – UK – Colchester – Arts Centre
24/03/08 – UK – London – Underworld
25/03/08 – NL – Weert – Bosuil
26/03/08 – DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
27/03/08 – DE – Osnabrück – Bastard Club
28/03/08 – DE – Berlin – K17
29/03/08 – DE – Rosswein – Juha
30/03/08 – PL – Gdynia – UCHO
31/03/08 – CZ – Prague – Exit Chmelnice
01/04/08 – SK – Ruzomberok – Apollo Club
02/04/08 – AT – Wien – Arena
03/04/08 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo Werk 21
04/04/08 – IT – Milano – Garage
05/04/08 – DE – München – Feierwerk
12/04/08 – FR – Annecy – Le Brise-Glace
13/04/08 – CH – Martigny – Le Sunset
14/04/08 – FR – Montpellier – Le Secret Place
16/04/08 – FR – Poitiers – Le Comfort Moderne
17/04/08 – FR – Niort – Le Camji
18/04/08 – FR – Arras – Le Pharos
20/04/08 – PL – Wroclaw – Firlej Club
22/04/08 – UA – Kiev – tba
23/04/08 – UA – Vinnitsa – DK Zarya
24/04/08 – RO – Bukarest – tba
25/04/08 – RO – Constanta – Rock Club
26/04/08 – BG – Varna – Area 51
03/05/08 – GR – Thessaloniki – Hydrogios
05/05/08 – GR – Athen – Gagarin 205
07/05/08 – HR – Zagreb – Mochvara
08/05/08 – HR – Split – Klub Kocka
09/05/08 – IT – Gorizia – Pieffe Factory
10/05/08 – HU – Budapest – tba
22/06/08 – FR – Clisson – Hellfest
14/08/08 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air
15/08/08 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air
16/08/08 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air

North America:

May 21 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room w/ Catamenia
May 22 – St Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
May 23 – Montreal, QC @ Lambi

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur, Withered:
May 24 – Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
May 25 – Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
May 26 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
May 29 – Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
May 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
May 31 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur:
June 1 – Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
June 2 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
June 3 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 4 – Metairie, LA @ The High Ground

with The Destro, Lair of the Minotaur
June 5 – Houston, TX @ T.B.A.
June 6 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 7 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
June 8 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 10 – El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
June 11 – Farmington, NM @ Gator’s

with Lair of the Minotaur, Intronaut
June 12 – Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 13 – Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
June 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
June 15 – San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
June 16 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
June 17 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

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