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. 



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Dec 8th   Belly up, sd  w/ gene evaro jr and tolan shaw


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by Ocelot

Instrumental tracks recorded live at Studio West in Rancho Bernardo, California by Daniel Bourget. Vocals and overdubs recorded at Ursa Polaris Studio and Barking Elf Ranch by Andrew Ware and Stephanie Brown. Album mixed and mastered by Jordan Andreen at Audiodesign and by Andrew Ware.

Album Cover artwork by Alan Forbes, album design by Andrew Ware and Ursa Polaris Records.

Physical releases featuring artwork by Shane Donaldson, David Ball, and Will Zampatti; and featuring photography by Dana Trippe

Thanks to Chan Man and his Batman, Nick Pourfard, Shayla Thernes and the DIO fest crew, Booze Brothers, Andrew Rowley, Jordan Andreen, Schmitty, our supporters, our families, and especially our parents for their eternal love and support


Live at booze brothers 

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