Editors’ Notes “Chiaroscuro” is an artistic technique that contrasts light and dark shades to dramatic effect. It’s a fitting title for Ocean Alley’s sophomore record, which balances smooth, woozy psychedelia with swaggering rhythms, wailing guitars, and a myriad of influences from reggae and surf to straight-up rock. Where epic opener “Corduroy” and “The Comedown”—a hazy ode to the morning after—showcase their mastery over sing-along choruses, wild solos, and gorgeous harmonies, the Sydney six-piece showcase a softer side on the dark, intimate “Rage,” and the acoustic closing track, “Man You Were Looking For.”

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Corduroy
1
3:14
 
The Comedown
2
4:44
 
Happy Sad
3
5:30
 
Confidence
4
4:13
 
Knees
5
4:46
 
Rage
6
4:13
 
She's Always Right
7
4:04
 
Frostbite
8
3:24
 
Overgrown
9
3:54
 
Bones
10
3:19
 
Flowers and Booze
11
4:03
 
Man You Were Looking For
12
3:26