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Oceanator Shares Video for “January 21” and Signs to Polyvinyl

Things I Never Said Will Be Reissued Physically on January 15 via Polyvinyl

Oct 21, 2020

Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, released her debut album, Things I Never Said, in August via her own Plastic Miracles label. Now the esteemed label Polyvinyl have announced that they’ve signed her and are reissuing the album physically on January 15. In honor of this announcement, Oceanator has shared a video for the album’s “January 21.”  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Oceanator, Doves, Ela Minus, Clipping, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Tunng, Travis, The Flaming Lips, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 28, 2020

Welcome to the 34th Songs of the Week of 2020. The Republican National Convention was this week, in which President Trump and his party attempted to convince the country that if Joe Biden and the Democrats take over it will be a lawless land with a defunded police and riots in every city (um…no, that won’t happen). In a nomination acceptance speech on the White House lawn (which was a breach of protocol), complete with fireworks and an opera singer, Trump tried to pull one over on America that he has handled the coronavirus well (um…no, that hasn’t happened).  More

Premiere: Oceanator – Stream the Debut Album and Read Our Rave Review of It

Things I Never Said Due Out This Friday via Plastic Miracles

Aug 27, 2020

Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, is releasing her debut album, Things I Never Said, tomorrow via her own Plastic Miracles label, but we are pleased to premiere a stream of the whole album one day early. Listen below. Today we also posted our rave review of Things I Never Said. More

Oceanator Shares Video for “Heartbeat”

Things I Never Said Due Out This Friday via Plastic Miracles

Aug 25, 2020

Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, is releasing her debut album, Things I Never Said, this Friday via her own Plastic Miracles label. Now she has shared a video for her recent single, “Heartbeat.” It features multiple versions of Okusami at a bus stop and in a park, as well as a black & white version of her that performs in a notebook.  More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Bartees Strange, Sufjan Stevens, Jónsi, Oceanator, and More

Plus Marie Davidson, The Flaming Lips, TRAAMS, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 14, 2020

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s big political news was Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announcing his highly capable running mate, Senator Kamala Harris.  More

Oceanator Shares New Song “Heartbeat”

Things I Never Said Due Out August 28 via Plastic Miracles

Aug 13, 2020

Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, is releasing her debut album, Things I Never Said, on August 28 via her own Plastic Miracles label. Now she has shared a new song from it, “Heartbeat,” which is about the anxiety that comes from having a crush on someone. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, Cults, Lianne La Havas, Will Butler, and More

Plus Oceanator, The Go! Team, IDLES, Moses Sumney, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 17, 2020

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week where the pandemic continues to spread all around America, with the Trump administration doing little to stop it. As a consequence, parents across the land (including this one) are wrestling with whether or not to send their kids to school this fall. More

Premiere: Oceanator Shares New Track “I Would Find You”

Things I Never Said Due Out August 28 via Plastic Miracles

Jul 15, 2020

Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, has shared a new track "I Would Find You" off of her forthcoming debut LP Things I Never Said, due out August 28 via her own label Plastic Miracles, and we are pleased to premiere it. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Dinner Party, Lianne La Havas, Oceanator, and More

Plus Cults, Hoops, Flock of Dimes, Silverbacks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 26, 2020

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2020. We’re almost halfway through this trying year! Yay? Thanks in part to ineffective leadership at the top, coronavirus cases have skyrocketed across the land. All we can say to that is: wear a mask!!!   More

Oceanator Announces Debut Album, Shares New Song “A Crack in the World”

Things I Never Said Due Out August 28 via Plastic Miracles

Jun 25, 2020

Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, has announced her debut album, Things I Never Said, and shared a new song from it, “A Crack in the World.”  More



Reviews

Things I Never Said

Things I Never Said

Plastic Miracles

Aug 27, 2020

The apocalypse is often foretold in biblical terms, with falling skies and cracked earth playing common imagery. But for NYC multi-instrumentalist Elise Okusami—better known as Oceanator—the end of the world has been far more mundane, marked by sleepless nights, bottled up anxieties, and weary consumption of the latest news.  More