OCEANATOR – ” Bad Brain Daze ” (feat Jeff Rosenstock)

Posted: February 17, 2022 in MUSIC
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Oceanator, the project of Brooklyn indie rock musician Elise Okusami, has announced her Bartees Strange-co-produced sophomore album, “Nothing’s Ever Fine”, due 4/8 via Polyvinyl Records, and first single “Bad Brain Daze” also features Jeff Rosenstock on saxophone; gang vocals from members of Groupie, Bad Moves, Maneka, The Sonder Bombs, Long Neck, Late Bloomer and Alright; and a video directed by Chris Farren. With a lifetime of playing in and alongside so many bands of friends, it makes sense Okusami would seek communal joy on this record, especially from musicians in the Brooklyn scene that has given Oceanator its home and the DC scene from which she got her start.

Lonely feelings can skew apocalyptic when compounded with mental health struggles and an ever-frightening planet, but Okusami’s exuberant song writing and brawny arrangements manage to form a complexly coloured and auspiciously bright sunset on the horizon. On “Nothing’s Ever Fine“, the world might end. But it might not. And while we wait to find out, Oceanator delivers a revitalizing smack of sound and energy, helping us to remember that even if things don’t turn out fine, we can make our time here worth it.

Co-produced by Elise Okusami (Oceanator), her brother & long time bandmate Mike Okusami as well as her friend Bartees StrangeNothing’s Ever Fine” is powerful, absolutely dialled in and frankly kickass!!

“Bad Brain Daze” is taken from Oceanator’s new album, Nothing’s Ever Fine, out April 8th, 2022. Starring Elise Okusami and Jeff Rosenstock as “Saxophone Man”

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