Meet Blue Ox – A Jersey City duo embracing the sounds of indie-psychedelia, anti-folk, and the unconventional use of instrumentation.
With sounds reminiscent of My Morning Jacket and 70’s- era Pink Floyd, their forthcoming, self-titled debut EP echoes all the deep goodness of laying in bed on a Sunday morning after great sex, still a little high from the night before.
With haunting melodies and bold lyrics, singer Kieran Sullivan (Cecilia Celeste, CC Roots) delivers each song with the confidence of a life truly earned. Producer and multi-instrumentalist Donny Dykowsky (Chesterwhite, Big
Hair Girls) is a perfect compliment for Kieran’s approachable grit and melancholy as they both set the tone for a story-telling concept with themes of light and dark, the afterlife, and beyond.
Named after Kieran’s stolen blue Ford pick up truck, the first Blue Ox session took place on April Fools Day, 2017 and spawned their first song “Whatever It Is,” a cinematic piece about faith and existence, which was fully written and recorded in 2 hours. Thereafter, Kieran and Donny would meet regularly to write and record in micro-bursts always yielding a finished song. With the help of drummer Randy Shrager (Jesse Malin, Scissor Sisters) everything seemed to fall into place for an EP that gives listeners a contact high from it’s smoky vocals and lush arrangements, to it’s hero’s journey through the ethers of space and time.