Oceans Ate Alaska have announced their sophomore album, Hikari, to release July 28th. In addition to the announcement, the band has also unleashed the album's second single, "Escapist," which can be heard now below.
Hikari illuminates major strides in the Ocean Ate Alaska's sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with the band's dynamic flare. Digital and physical pre-orders for Hikari are available now, with each order including an instant download of "Covert" and "Escapist."
"We have a huge amount of respect for Japanese culture, especially their music," says drummer Chris Turner. "These unique and beautiful instruments have inspired us to create something brand new, and we are beyond proud of the end result!"
Oceans Ate Alaska recently performed at Slam Dunk Festival and Fearless Invasion in the UK before they headline the UK Tech Fest 2017 Tour through June and then join August Burns Red in Europe from August 16th through 28th. Full tour dates below.
UK TECH FEST 2017 w/ NAPOLEON & CARCER CITY
Jun 15 - Plymouth, UK @ Underground
Jun 16 - Bridgend, UK @ Hobos
Jun 17 - Manchester, UK @ Satan's Hollow
Jun 18 - Old Town, UK @ Opium
Jun 19 - Newcastle, UK @ Jumpin Jacks
Jun 20 - Northampton, UK @ Roadmender
Jun 21- Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
Jun 24 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera On Air
Jun 30 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Baroeg
Jul 1 - Zug, Switzerland @ Industrie45
Jul 2 - Milano, Italy @ Dissonance Festival
Jul 3 - Lyon, France @ Warmaudio
Jul 7 - Winthorpe, UK @ Newark Showground
Aug 5 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Aug 12 - Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
w/ AUGUST BURNS RED
Aug 16 - Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert
Aug 20 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
Aug 22 - Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm
Aug 23 - Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos Saal
Aug 24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg
Aug 27 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
Aug 28 - Paris, France @ Petit Bain