Friday, May 1, 2020

The O.C. Music: Phantom Planet comes out with new EP after 12 years!

Phantom Planet, also known as the band that brought us the popular song "California" has recently came out with a four song EP. After 12 years of silence, the EP is surprisingly very well done and to us, the band has never sounded better. We imagine if The O.C. was still on the air, we would hear some of these new tracks in scenes featuring the core four.  It's refreshing to see some of the early 2000's bands coming out with fresh tracks and sounding this solid.

Tracks list:
  1. Only One
  2. Time Moves On
  3. Party Animal

The strongest tracks on the EP are"Party Animal" and "BALISONG". With this being said we hope that they plan to come out with a full length album. 

Fun fact: The popular actor Jason Schwartzman used to the be the drummer in the band. Also Jason's younger brother Robert Schwartzman is the frontman of Rooney. 

So go out and check it out wherever you subscribe to music!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Behind the Scenes: Super Rare Season One Promotional Shots

Hey OC'ers! Below are some very rare season one promotional shots of Adam Brody, Mischa Barton and Benjamin McKenzie. These photos were captured at the Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios (Cohen backyard set). Some quick fun facts below as well. 

Yes, that's AstroTurf aka fake grass that never needs mowing (just like the Brady's)

Behind them is the fake ocean backdrop as seen in nearly every episode of The O.C..To emulate the shimmery water effect, production crew glued metallic pieces of acetate paper to the backdrop. A fan would then be positioned on the backdrop blowing the pieces around - pretty cool effect actually and does look a lot like water.

The plants used in the Cohen backyard set were actually real. Again, fans would blow on the plants giving the appearance that they were really outside.

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