By NEESEY PAYNE
They’ve traveled from coast to coast, performed in front of music legend Don Was and are now about to embark on the next chapter of their journey. Local band Aside Oceans will release its fourth studio album, “A Lesson in Architecture” Saturday, Dec. 15, with a rockin’ party the community is invited to attend.
A lot of bands release albums, but the story of this local band is quite unique. While recording “A Lesson in Architecture,” Aside Oceans learned they were one of the top 12 finalists in Ford Motor Co.’s “Gimme The Gig II” national competition, which took place in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Over 2,000 bands and independent musicians entered the contest for a chance to record with Grammy-Award-winning producer and music legend Don Was, who produced the last three Rolling Stones albums.
The band put the album on hold – preparing to get the gig of a lifetime.
In May, Aside Oceans traveled from coast to coast, performing in venues across the country before landing in California. Although the band didn’t win a chance to perform with Was, it was the beginning of something great.
The band made their way back home, finished their album and landed a recording contract with Under The Radar Promotions.
“A Lesson in Architecture” has been a year in the making and Aside Oceans is excited to share their music with the world.
Aside Oceans album release party will take place at Bella Pizzeria in Pulaski. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the party begins at 6 with a host of bands performing in celebration of the group’s achievements. Admission is $5. Aside Oceans will perform at 8:40 p.m.
The life of a rocker is not an easy one. There’s a lot of sacrifice, time and dedication involved in making it big. Aside Oceans has been together four years and are steadily progressing to the top.