Being As An Ocean is the sound of the push and pull of circumstance versus ambition; of facts and figures overwhelmed by vibe and mystery. It’s a sonic landscape littered with stories of strength from weakness and the beauty in tragedy. It’s poetry in motion. Being As An Ocean songs are at once immediate, visceral, and memorable on the first listen, while transformative, empowering; infused with deeper components to discover and unravel. Voracious devourers of music new and old, Being As An Ocean taps into a deeper well of inspiration. Those weaned on genre-giants like Underoath and mewithoutyou readily identify with what BAAO is all about. Fans of likeminded artisans La Dispute, Touché Amore, and Defeater support the cause. As they evolve, BAAO looks further outside, to iconic greats like The Beatles and Queen, if not so much in sound then in spirit and celebratory vision. PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O. Story is nothing short of a creative milestone for what was already a breathtaking band. Joel Quartuccio mines the depths of his psyche with distinctive power; Tyler Ross evolves from songwriter and guitarist into co-producer; guitarist and melodic vocalist Michael McGough soars to new heights; cofounder and bassist Ralph Sica anchors the proceedings. Being As An Ocean charges forth into a brand new era.