Outside Smoke Ocean Bound

Punchy melodies and psychedelic hints lend to Outside Smoke‘s unique sound. The Baltimore band’s dynamic energy – shifting between rhythmically driven and ethereal – keeps tone and interest high, all of which manifests best on the stage for an invigorating live experience. Founded in St. Mary’s College, the band comprises vocalist Kian Karimi, bassist Joe Kelly, drummer Ryan Reis, and guitarists Grant Burgess and Devin Protzko. Fans of early 90s rock, shoegaze and Britpop (a la Oasis & Swervedriver) will totally dig this record.

Outside Smoke: (noun) A term used in competitive swimming when the outside lane, usually seeded to lose, win the race.

The band self-produced/recorded the EP at their home studio while Sean Mercer masterfully crafted the mixes from his mixing studio in Charles Village and Mat Leffler-Schulman mastered the record.


Vocals and sax by Kian Karimi

Guitar by Grant Burgess

Guitar by Devin Protzko

Drums by Ryan Reis

Bass by Joe Kelly

Mixed by Sean Mercer

Mastered by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Artwork by Kelly Elyse