EXCLUSIVE: Being As An Ocean’s “Forgetting Is Forgiving The I” is a soaring, emotional post-hardcore crusher

California’s Being As An Ocean—whose frontman, Joel Quartuccio, is on the cover of Substream’s new Warped Tour issue—released their sophomore album, How We Both Wondrously Perish, only 13 months ago. But when the songs start flowing, it’s pointless to try and turn the faucet back off, which is how barely a year later, we’re on the cusp of BAAO’s third LP, tellingly labeled Being As An Ocean. Self-titled albums are statements of purpose, and Being As An Ocean is no different: This album finds the band doubling down on their strongest qualities–namely, Quartuccio’s gutteral roars mixed with guitarist Michael McGough’s powerful cleans—while pushing forward musically in a sound reminiscent of Underoath or Emery’s best moments. Check out the brand new track “Forgetting Is Forgiving The I” below for proof. Being As An Ocean comes out June 30 via InVogue Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Being As An Ocean all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour:

Jun 19 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 20 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 21 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park @ Ventura County Fairgrounds
Jun 23 Mesa AZ @ Quail Run Park
Jun 24 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Jun 25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Remington Park
Jun 26 Houston, TX @ NRG Park Main St. Yellow Lot
Jun 27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun 28 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jul 01 Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Jul 02 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 03 St.Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 04 Miami, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre – South Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 05 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
Jul 06 Jacksonville, FL @ Morocco Shrine Auditorium And Grounds
Jul 07 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 08 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
Jul 09 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 11 New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Jul 12 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
Jul 14 Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 15 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
Jul 16 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 17 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 18 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 19 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 21 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 23 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 24 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot
Jul 25 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 26 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 27 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 28 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Jul 29 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 30 Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 01 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Aug 02 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Parking Lot
Aug 05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
Aug 07 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center
Aug 08 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater