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Oceanography is an American Indie-Rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Brian Kelly. With yelping vocals over layers of angular guitar lines and solid drum beats, Oceanography songs recall some of the most acclaimed bands of the aughts like The National, Grizzly Bear, and LCD Soundsystem. As a claustrophobic melancholy looms just beneath the orderly exterior of the songs and their narrators, one could view them as a collection of Raymond Carver stories, but with a beat you can dance to.


“Supercharged indie rock. Oceanography has nailed the forgotten art of anthemic guitar rock with a quirky underbelly, serving the non-status quo.”
— Glide Magazine

“Best of 2012... the best track you’ll hear all year about a collections agent who uses the name of a Hall of Fame baseball player as an alias.”
— The Bay Bridged

“Oceanography manages to carve out its own sound, aided by Brian Kelly’s distinct vocals that recall the manic crooning of Suede’s Brett Anderson and Ian McCulloch of Echo & the Bunnymen.”
— East Bay Express

“Oceanography could be described as the best of what rock has offered in the last 20 to 40 years.”
— This is Book’s Music

“The temperament of the band on “Napoleon Holiday” reminds me of the great Pavement album “Slanted and Enchanted.” That ain’t bad company. Kelly’s voice
in particular cuts through and leaves quite an impression.”
— Music on The Goe

“epic live performance.”

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