“This album covers a lot of emotionally heavy stuff like mental health, addiction, existence, and relationships”
Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Nov. 21
RIYL: The Elijah, MewithoutYou, Sigur Rós, Bring Me The Horizon, the Chainsmokers
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Inception: San Diego, 2011
Influences: MewithoutYou, Sigur Rós, Oceana, Bring Me the Horizon, Listener, Verse, Comeback Kid, Underoath, Touché Amoré, La Dispute
Founded in Alpine circa 2011, Being As An Ocean stared off under the name Vanguard, playing Christian heavy metal. After a name change, they became a more melodic hardcore band before evolving into an arena rock-nu metal-techno pop act. Singer-guitarist Michael McGough was formerly with post-hardcore band the Elijah.
Their albums include Dear G-d (2013), How We Both Wondrously Perish (which reached number 57 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart in 2014), a self-titled album (2015), and Waiting for Morning to Come (2017).
Their fifth studio album PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O. Story, was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer and collaborator, Zakk Cervini (Blink-182, Poppy, Halsey). It was released in September 2019, along with a video for "Play Pretend," prior to them leaving for a UK/EU tour.