It's been a long time coming, but Jheri and I are proud to finally unveil the preorder for Two Bicycle's new album The Ocean. According to Jamison this is an opus of sorts and we're both incredibly proud to be releasing it on our imprint, Crash Symbols. The cassettes are beautiful and they'll probably ship out a little in advance of the actual release date, so you might want to consider hustling. We're not expecting these to last very long at all.
The new Two Bicycles record is one of the most personal records I’ve made to date. Even though there aren’t any vocals on the record, I feel that I’ve expressed myself more clearly than I have on any other release I’ve done. Although this is a “side project”, I take these songs as seriously as I do the songs for the Teen Daze project.The record tells the story of a night spent at sea. The beauty and hope that comes with the watching of the sun set, swimming in the moonlight and looking back at life back on land in fondness and happiness. But as the night falls, and the endless ocean reveals itself as the chaotic, exilic wilderness, the main character begins to feel isolated and on edge. The ocean can bring both optimism and fear, hope and loneliness.The album was recorded in my bedroom, at the base of Mt. Cheam in Chilliwack, BC, from November 2010 to January 2011.
Head over yonder to preorder a copy of the limited edition cassette.