The Ocean Blue Announce 1st Album In 6 Years, “Kings and Queens” Video + Tour

Dream pop legends The Ocean Blue today announced the release of their first new album in over 6 years – Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thievesis out June 21 on Korda Records. Billboard premiered the Seventh Seal-esque video for first single “Kings and Queens,” also out today ahead of their tour next month.

Watch: “Kings and Queens

The Ocean Blue arrived as the 1980s drew to close, and their debut record on famed Sire Records (Madonna, The Cure, The Smiths, Talking Heads, the Ramones, etc) in 1989 seemed to summarize the best of the musical decade. The band of four teenagers from Hershey, PA quickly achieved widespread acclaim and Top 10 Modern Rock/College Radio & MTV airplay, with hits like “Between Something and Nothing” and “Drifting, Falling.” Now they’ve returned with the signature atmospheric new wave sound that’s back in music again on the beautifully powerful Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves. The new album comes out June 21 on Korda Records, a Minneapolis-based cooperative label the band helped launch.

Catch The Ocean Blue at a show near you (dates below & tickets here) and stay tuned for more!

Tour Dates

6/22: Lancaster, PA @ Tellus360

6/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

6/27: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

6/28: Portland, OR @ Holocene

7/26: Minneapolis, MN @ The Fine Line

7/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

8/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

8/24: Norfolk, VA @ NorVa

9/5: Lima, PERU @ Coco’s Club

9/6: Arequipa, PERU @ El QuinQué

10/4: Washington, DC @ Union Stage

10/5: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

11/1: Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag

11/3: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

11/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

12/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

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