Being as an Ocean, ‘Mediocre Shakespeare’ – Exclusive Premiere
Hailing from Alpine, Calif., post-hardcore rockers Being as an Ocean are still celebrating the release of their most recent record, ‘How We Both Wondrously Perish,’ which hit the streets in May. Today -- that’s right, Halloween -- Diffuser is excited, and a little scared, to debut the band's music video for ‘Mediocre Shakespeare’ above.
“We teamed up with model Alexandra Jasmine Sweiss to create the visuals for, ‘Mediocre Shakespeare,’” guitarist Tyler Ross tells us. Those visuals are quite striking, from Sweiss’ lack of emotion as she handles an animal skull to her making and wearing a beautiful, yet disturbing, crown made of flowers and what looks like a fox.
As you watch the video, the lyrics, ‘Realize it’s an old demon in a new disguise,’ will likely resonate; the music on its own is stirring, but with the expertly-shot video to accompany it, 'Mediocre Shakespeare' is taken to a whole new -- and darker -- level.
Being as an Ocean are currently on the road through mid-December, including a Halloween show tonight at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Get their full tour itinerary right here. 'How We Both Wondrously Perish' is currently available via InVogue Records and can be picked up digitally or pressed on brown, blue, bone or black colored vinyl. Get details on the record here.