Boise post-rock band premiere their latest instrumental masterpiece.
Oceans Are Zeroes can build worlds without the use of words, especially in the case of their new song "Underneath Everything." From their base in Boise, ID, the quintet crafts a sonic environment built off lush and soaring instrumentation that's ethereal and entirely transportive. As member Joseph Lyle proposes, the ideal place to take a listen could be anywhere from a "beautiful nature walk with headphone, or a night drive on a straight highway with the stereo blasting... Really anywhere where you can take a moment to get lost in your head is a good place to listen."
As for their atmospheric, post-rock sound, Lyle reveals that the band "never set out to make music with a genre in mind." He concedes that it's all centered around the goal that they "generally just want to make the most epic and beautiful music we can. It kinda ends up being a hybrid of pop and post rock. We like to try and make it accessible while holding true to the story of each song."
As for the story of "Underneath Everything," Lyle is quick to admit "this song holds a very special place in my heart." The nearly four minute tracks is a means to communicate what he otherwise cannot say. "I feel things a lot but can't always describe what I'm feeling or why it's even on my mind. This song is like an interpretive dance for my soul and it helps me process the feelings inside that sometimes have no explanation."
Using a vintage Yamaha VSS-30, Lyle hunkered down on his dining room floor to work on the main riff, surrounded by candles and incense to set the tone. "Something felt very raw and expressive about the melody. It truly began to write itself and we all just went for the ride. Some songs don't need words. This was definitely one of them."
Their new self-titled album is due out next month on May 5. In advance of its release, they debut their single "Underneath Everything" exclusively on Myspace. Listen below.
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