So It’s been a while and the band has been on an extended hiatus for the last 2 years. I know several of us our working on some other projects and god willing we will revisit Oceans Divide one day. I have been looking back at originally why we stepped away from this band. Honestly it came down to money! To keep a band on the road, fed, insured and working just didn’t make sense cost wise. The industry has changed so much the last 10 years but to break through still takes a huge financial investment. The old guard still rules the biggest outlets to get heard. Our saving grace was the fans and those who found us online through youtube videos, music forums and different niche communities who love rock and roll. I don’t think rock n roll will ever die but it isn’t going to be what it once was. The fact that people don’t buy CDs anymore and that digital singles purchases are slowly being replaced by streaming it’s getting very hard to make a living as independent artists these days. If your favorite band comes into town remember to pick up their CD, buy a t-shirt and pay for a ticket to a show. Every dollar helps them keep the music going.
Chris McCoy, singer, husband, father of two fur babies
Chris has a new project called Drone Epidemic for you all to check out. His new project just released their new EP via iTunes. Check it out and give it a listen.
Our producer Jasen Rauch and his band Breaking Benjamin just hit number 1 on the Billboard 200. He produced both our EP and Lipstick lies and are very excited for him. Please pick up their new album “Break before Dawn” as soon as you can.
Hey guys! Great news our new EP is now on iTUNES worldwide. Please pick up a copy and share the love!!!
Our very own Morgan Mallory will be on this years “The Voice”. The show starts on Monday, September 23rd 8/7 central. Check out the link below. Give him your support and tell em Oceans Divide sent you.
Check out the interview Chris did with Alternative Revolt magazine….
We just released our new EP “Lipstick Lies”. We are very excited to get this out and hope you all enjoy. We will have a full length one of these days but until then please enjoy this new slice of Oceans Divide. Hope you are all well and thank you for your ongoing support!
-Chris , Oceans Divide
Hello Friends! We here at Oceans Divide have some exciting news – loose ends are getting tied up on the release of our next album, Rough Among Diamonds, and we are reaching out to our fans to help us get this monumental project off the ground! The recordings are finished, the artwork is being worked on, and distribution is in the planning stages – the only thing missing is…money! Putting an album release together without label help is difficult at best, so we are launching a Kickstarter website to give our fans (that’s you!) an opportunity to personally aid in the release of our music and get us on the road to see you! For those of you who don’t know what a Kickstarter is, it is an online platform that allows anyone who believes in our music to donate however much they feel it is worth. In return, whoever gives us money will receive any of multiple rewards – signed cd’s, pre-release date copies of the new album, shirts, hoodies and posters. For those who donate over $100, the reward packages include private listening parties, a date with Oceans Divide, private acoustic performances, guitar lessons from the twins, or a personally written and recorded song just for you!
The day has come! Our single “Break” is now available on iTunes. Please spread the word and again thank you all for your past and future support. Enjoy!
Here is our new promo shot. Thanks to our friends a Fadewood studios in Spokane, Wa for the pic.