Hailing from the inbred musical community of north county San Diego, Ocelot mixes palatable psychedelia and old-attitude rock and roll. Ocelot began with the creative and personal entwining of James Upton, and his ghostly reincarnations of heavy blues riffs, and Stephanie Brown, whose abstracted tales of everyday tribulations are sung in a soulful mezzo-soprano with just a sip of Jack Daniel's.
After a slew of quiet restaurant shows and bar gigs, Ocelot found its rhythmic voice with the interlocking jello-bounce of bassist Kyre Wilcox's dextrous fingers, whose steady groove is covered in the drumstick shards and frenzied sweat of drummer Andrew Ware, and is steeped in the lush, manic soundscapes of Evan Wenskay's keyboard and Echoplex loops. Together they took to local stages, charming the ears of local promoters, and catching the eye of Studio West engineer Daniel Bourget.
Their new EP is from an off-hours live session at Studio West in Rancho Bernardo.
Dec 8th Belly up, sd w/ gene evaro jr and tolan shaw
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