Melodic-Hardcore – Being As An Ocean had a damn fast rise. Founded in 2011, they landed their first record deal in 2012 and did a first European tour in 2013. What remains an unattainable dream for many bands quickly turned reality for these boys from Alpine, California; it wasn’t long before the band had a large and loyal fanbase, not least thanks to the distinctive, captivating vocals of singer Joel Quartuccio. The band takes a different tack with their latest album “Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story”, but the songs are as engaging and listenable as ever.