The Pacific Ocean

Profile:
Pacific Ocean formed in the late '90s when Ed Baluyut (ex-Flower, ex-Versus), and Connie Lovatt (ex-Alkaline, Containe) joined forces in New York. The duo experimented with low tones and occasional upbeat and dramatic musings.

Although the basic sound of Versus was close enough to textbook alternapop that you'd be none too surprised to see its photo illustrating the term in a 21st-century cultural encyclopedia, the New York trio usually did enough with those generic ingredients to merit a second listen. Using Mission of Burma's angular guitar attack as a blueprint, the band's debut EP works up ample tension — much of which comes from the skittering interplay between bassist Fontaine Toups and drummer Ed Baluyut, but the only real release comes during "That Girl Is Gone," where Toups' sugary vocals stretch across brother Richard Baluyut's jagged guitar lines like cotton candy skewered on a length of barbed wire.

The band toured extensively with the likes of Versus, Whysall Lane, Andrew Beaujon, and Chemosake.
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The Pacific Ocean Discography Tracks

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enchanté 003 The Pacific Ocean - Birds Don't Think They're Flying album art The Pacific Ocean Birds Don't Think They're Flying(CD, Album) Enchanté Records enchanté 003 US 1997 Sell This Version
004 The Pacific Ocean - Less Than The Needle, More Than The Shotgun album art The Pacific Ocean Less Than The Needle, More Than The Shotgun(CD, Album) Enchanté Records 004 US 1999 Sell This Version
TEENBEAT 324 The Pacific Ocean - So Beautiful And Cheap And Warm album art The Pacific Ocean So Beautiful And Cheap And Warm(CD, Album) Teenbeat TEENBEAT 324 US 2002 Sell This Version