Ocean Is Theory Signs to Razor & TIe
Marietta-based indie rock outfit, Ocean is Theory, recently announced their signing with Razor & Tie Records. The band is currently in Los Angeles beginning pre-production for an upcoming full-length follow up to their last EP, In My Blood Again, which they hope to release in February.
Ocean is Theory has been consistently playing Macon for the past three years, and is often a staple of TBI’s shows at the 567. Over the past few years, they’ve built a large following touring the Eastern United States. While they’d received label offers before, Razor & Tie is the first they’ve signed with. Previously, the band opted to produce and release their EPs entirely independently.
“Razor & Tie is big but still growing in an uphill climb while many labels are going downhill. They’re doing well, and I’m impressed with every band on the roster. They just put out the new Norma Jean record, for instance, and it received flawless reviews from everyone,” said guitarist and frontman Josh Williams.
Razor & Tie is known for their diverse and successful lineup of bands. Their roster includes acts from nearly every genre imaginable, ranging from Norma Jean’s metalcore to the droning rock of Dead Confederate to ‘80s icons Twisted Sister. They even put out Brand New’s masterpiece Deja Entendu, so it’s safe to say Ocean is Theory is in good hands here.
From the label’s press release: “I am so excited to be working with Ocean Is Theory,” said Beka Tischker, Vice President of A&R at Razor & Tie. “I thank Dylan Chenfeld for bringing the band to my attention and introducing me to their music. I know they are ready for big things in the future, and everyone at Razor & Tie is thrilled to be working on this project.”
Though the new record is still untitled, the band has already spent time demo-ing roughly 11 songs for the record, which will be produced by Stacy Jones and Bill Lefler. The duo, under the name Deathstar Productions, has worked with groups including Plain White T’s and Ingrid Michaelson.
This record will be their first written with the group’s current lineup in mind. Previously, the band cycled between second guitarists before Williams began simultaneously singing and playing his own guitar parts.
The Blue Indian wishes the band luck with their continued success.
– Eric Brown