Inland Ocean - Osprey
Inland Ocean (aka Chris Tait), recently joining the Blue Lotus Collective, has released a new EP entitled Osprey. We can’t help but think of Tim Barry’s “Ronnie”: “And I sat at the river with Ronnie/Watching the Cormorants/And the Osprey diving for their prey…” Inland Ocean’s songs of the Osprey are nonetheless poignant and heavy with emotion.
Listen to “Orchard” for some subtle percussive guitar which borders on sea shanty backing the wounded soul of Inland Ocean’s vocals. The piece picks up intensity by the second verse yet the sound is still fragile. Recommended for fans of Shearwater, Osprey is another stunning EP from the budding musician.
Catch Inland Ocean on 3/25 @ Strange Matter with Parentheses (RVA post-punk), Lisabi (Brazilian progressive), and Suneater (RVA not sure, members of JV Thrusting Squad, Celtic Panda, Romanesco). 10 pm, $5, 1/2 burger night.