Phantom Ocean Talks of New Music, Old Music and Art!

Punk rock n' rollers PHANTOM OCEAN have been active for a short while, having just released their debut EP this past summer! They already have all new music in the works, including new music videos, and all kinds of music and just art! The band talks of it all below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We started the band in early 2020, before the COVID pandemic.  We’re both musicians, and we’re married, and it seemed like a pretty natural fit to start jamming together, and thankfully it bore fruit.  Sarah’s on drums, Drew’s on guitar, and we trade off singing.  

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name’s something for folks to ponder.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We’re based in New England.  We’ve got a pretty thriving music scene here; there are so many great local bands I couldn’t even narrow a list down to recommend just a few!  

4. How would you describe your style?

Sometimes bluesy, sometimes theatrical, punk rock and roll.  

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We’ve released our first EP, Secondhand Ghosts, in summer of 2021.  Folks can expect music that’s easy to recognize and hard to define.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We do! We’re always working on new music, we’ve played several new tracks live this year besides what’s on our EP.  We’re planning for a full-length record in 2022, and we have a film score coming out as well.  

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We do; we play locally around New England right now, and for the future, that’s an open book.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Music and art.  That’s what we do, that’s our future.  Words, music, movies, music videos.  

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find our music on Bandcamp.  Some folks have asked when we’re going to be on streaming services like Spotify, and that’s not in the cards.  We believe pretty strongly that Spotify and its ilk are harmful to music, and so we choose not to operate in that space.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We’d like someone to come away from hearing Phantom Ocean with songs stuck in their head and a sense of having stepped into someone else’s dream.

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