Easter Island

OYG Presents

Easter Island

Oak House, Expert Timing, Someday River, Chris Hess (SWIMM)

Fri, August 11, 2017

9:00 pm

Will's Pub

Orlando, FL


This event is 18 and over

Easter Island
Easter Island
Easter Island is fronted by Ethan Payne, a videographer and boom operator who has worked extensively in the television and film industries and Ryan Monahan (who you already know from Cindy Wilson's solo project and Monahan, Ryan's eponymous solo endeavor).The band's new recordings also feature contributions from a number of respected Georgia musicians including Ethan's brother Asher Payne, Nathan Thompson, John Swint (currently of Yip Deceiver, formerly of Modern Skirts) on drums and percussion, and Slade Adams (formerly of Oak House and who has recorded with Cindy Wilson) and David Van Wyk (Bill Mallonee and the Vigilantes of Love, Jim White) on strings.

The band has been working in secret quarters over the past three years. Although the band announced their breakup in 2014, Monahan and Payne began writing and recording new material only weeks later. Engineered and produced by Monahan, the band has traveled as far as Japan to work on the new songs and to film material for upcoming music videos, which should be released in early summer. The songs also received additional engineering, mixing, and mastering from Mike Albanese (who performs with Maserati, Cinemechanica, and Bit Brigade) at Espresso Machine Recording in Athens.

Between 2010 and 2014, Easter Island performed at a number of festivals such as SXSW in Austin and CMJ in New York City. The band also received favorable press from Paste Magazine on a number of occasions, PopMatters, The Knife Fight and several other national publications. The song "Proud" from 2012's Frightened was licensed for the ABC series "Off the Map" and other songs from the band's catalog have been featured on other nationally broadcast television shows.
Oak House
Hot or Mood, Oak House’s second full length album, was recorded in Athens, Georgia with renowned engineer Drew Vandenberg (Of Montreal, Toro y Moi, Kishi Bashi, Deerhunter, Mothers) at Chase Park Transduction. The sophomore album represents a cohesive sample of the band’s live sound: tumultuous, melodic, raucous and infectious. There are moments of stark minimalism, followed by passionate, anthemic melodies and contemplative lyrics. The exceptionally adept rhythm section creates an immersive sound that you don’t just hear – you feel. Together, the members create a remarkable depth of sound, particularly for a three piece. Hot or Mood commands your attention with layers of visceral guitar, dynamic rhythms, oscillating synth, haunting piano, elusive droning and Cash’s powerful vocal performance.

Comprised of frontman and guitarist Gresham Cash, drummer Wes Gregory and bassist Connor Sabula, the band formed in Athens, Georgia during the winter of 2014. Since, they've grown a reputation for their violent, high energy shows and strikingly inventive sound. Oak House plays a heavy synthesis of melodic indie rock, psychedelic, experimental and grunge, though Cash finds most of his inspiration for songwriting in classical, jazz, Eastern melody and contemporary, minimal instrumental music. Their sound is cinematic, sweeping and immensely moving with droning, frenetic guitars, decaying synth, fragmented, dark piano and pulsing, immersive rhythms.

Oak House is a band built on deftly balanced juxtaposition — an experiment in the visceral and contemplative, the base and the beautiful. Rock music at it's core, the writing of frontman Gresham Cash expresses palpable tension — it's an investigation of life's inevitable conflicts.
Expert Timing
Truly a passion project, Expert Timing brings together the warmth and chemistry of husband/wife duo Jeff & Katrina Snyder. With Jeff on guitar and Katrina on bass they both share songwriting and vocal duties. With the help of drummer Tim McGowan, the band proudly wears it's emo and indie rock influences on their sleeves.
Someday River
Someday River
Psychedelic Folk (ex-Bellows).
Venue Information:
Will's Pub
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803