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"Big Screen TV" from Falling Star Castle


11.27.12 The Ocean Floor Falling Star Castle Album Release

Yes! It's time, at last! The Ocean Floor's most delightful new album, Falling Star Castle, is now freely available (for a small price) to the entire world (provided they have either computing device or cassette deck). Pre-orders have already shipped out, you lucky ducks.

There are many ways to celebrate this wonderful news. You could listen to "Big Screen TV", the first track from this work of unfathomable nuance and catchiness. You could watch the charming origami puppetry music video for "My Shelf". If you are in the Pacific Northwest, you may wish to attend the album release show this Sunday, December 2nd, at Velo Cult bike shop in Portland, Oregon and celebrate with the band in person! The pinnacle act of celebration, in our opinion, would be to order a copy of the album on cassette tape (which includes a digital download) and, once that is done, a dollar of your well-invested money will be swiftly donated to, an organization hell-bent on slowing down this atrocious trend of human-powered climate change. Let the celebrations begin!

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10.23.12 The Ocean Floor Premiers Music Video for "My Shelf"

The music video for "My Shelf" by The Ocean Floor explores a tiny paper wonderland that is as intricate and charming as the song itself. A product of one year of Thursdays spent folding, cutting, gluing and laughing; the video chronicles an ill-fated romance between two origami animals and echoes the themes of fantasy and longing that weave throughout the band's upcoming Single Girl Married Girl release, Falling Star Castle.

The video was directed by Kurtis Hough, who has previously worked with the likes of Six Organs of Admittance, Colin Stetson, and Rachel Graves. Falling Star Castle is now available for pre-order on cassette + digital download.

09.25.12 First Single From The Ocean Floor's Falling Star Castle

We are beyond excited to present "Big Screen TV" the first track from our upcoming release, Falling Star Castle by The Ocean Floor.

The Ocean Floor writes: "It is the beginning of a story about imagination's undertow, romantic daydreams slipping on like a mask, fairy tale expectations, and confrontations with perfection. Have you ever wanted to walk right in to someone's house, undress your life and try another on? This is a song about that feeling."

The band will be debuting a new set featuring songs from Falling Star Castle on Tuesday, October 2nd at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon.


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Falling Star Castle


The Ocean Floor
Falling Star Castle (2012)
SGMG27 - C41 Cassette Tape + Digital Download

Exceedingly ornate, immaculate inlays carved from bone and made into sound. Whimsical worlds visited for not-long-enough-to-be-perfectly-satisfied so one must listen again and again. Gigantic home orchestra cycling through: so-nice Wurlitzer, crunching sounds, honey-sweet violin, impeccable vocal arrangements, repeat. A most expansive and astounding patchwork masterpiece, fully realized and captured in time!

One dollar from each Falling Star Castle cassette purchase will be donated to, a global movement dedicated to solving the climate crisis.






Recommended Album: The Ocean Floor Falling Star Castle - Mouser

Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: The Ocean Floor's Unpredictable Picture - The Portland Mercury

Album Review: The Ocean Floor Falling Star Castle (Single Girl Married Girl) - Willamette Week

The Ocean Floor: My Shelf (Video) - FensePost

Video of the Day: The Ocean Floor "My Shelf" - Boxx Music Magazine

Video of the day: The Ocean Floor 'My Shelf' - Oregon Music News

The Ocean Floor's Crafty, Adorable New Video - The Portland Mercury music blog End Hits

The Ocean Floor unveil handcrafted new video for second cut from forthcoming album - Cast The Dice

New Video: The Ocean Floor's "mY ShELF" - Oregon Public Broadcasting Music Blog

Premiere: The Ocean Floor - "Big Screen TV" - The Portland Mercury music blog End Hits

The Ocean Floor offer first taste from upcoming album - Cast the Dice