Posts Tagged ‘Yoke Lore’

March 11, 2018

In a few short days, we’ll be making our annual pilgrimage to SXSW. One of our favorite acts that we caught last year in Austin was Adrian Galvin, better known as Brooklyn based alt project Yoke Lore. Turns out, he’ll be making his way back out to Austin this year, too! And he’ll be slinging some fine new music, too. Case in point, new single Fake You, lifted from his forthcoming EP Absolutes. The indie pop track explores the grey areas between black and white ideas, while building upon the lush, sonic palette of his past enthralling works. The multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and visual artist is back at it, stealing our hearts with his heartfelt anthems which are both ruminative and sweeping. “These songs all gravitate around the struggle between two sides of something,” Galvin explains. The opening track, “Fake You,” is about the difficulty of realizing your perception of someone doesn’t necessarily match who they really are. Maybe we’ll be lucky enough to hear more of Yoke Lore’s new music in Austin. One can hope. For now, you can re-visit some of his prior releases on Soundcloud, here.

December 20, 2017

I never would have guessed that Brooklyn’s Yoke Lore and LA based SF production maestro Blackbird Blackbird would “meet” on a track, but it’s happened, and the resulting remix is more than divine. Blackbird Blackbird has given Adrian Galvin’s World Wings a gorgeous re-work, and it’s a transcendental experience, an atmospheric sprawling, euphoric wafting electronic take on the indie pop song. I suppose you could call this rendering an ambient future bass transformation, replete with fleecy synths and stratospheric beats. The luminous remix floats us up into the clouds, where we drift and glide, as if riding on soft folds of velutinous cotton.

May 26, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.23.2017 – 05.25.2017

Featured Music – May 23-25, 2017

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May 24, 2017

If there’s anyone out there who can make pain “good”, it’s Yoke Lore, except there’s never anything painful about Adrian Galvin’s music. The Brooklyn based talent, also known for his prior roles in Yellerkin and Walk The Moon, was even one of my favorite acts that I caught at SXSW earlier this year. The multi-instrumentalist returns with a vibrant pulsing, euphoric dazzling synthpop anthem named Goodpain, the title track from his new EP out June 16th. This uplifting slice of gleaming bliss is a fine follow up to his acclaimed 2016 debut EP, Far Shore. Yoke Lore will be heading out on the road in support of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on thier UK tour through the rest of the month. Re-visit Galvin’s enthralling repertoire on Soundcloud, here.

April 20, 2017

One of my favorite sets when I hit up SXSW a month ago was Yoke Lore’s performance at my friends’ showcase on the final night of that long, eventful week. As exhausted as I was, and as many distractions around me that there were (it being a huge confluence of music pals in one spot), I found myself transfixed in place by Adrian Galvin and his Brooklyn based project. The singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has one remarkable voice, and his music is irresistibly lifting with its florid art rock meets folktronica flourishes. For more of that exceptional sound, dive into Yoke Lore’s gorgeous new song Only You, a fresh preview off Adrian’s forthcoming Far Shore EP. Tell me this isn’t magical. Only You is a beautiful vessel from which bursts forth glittering rivulets of hope and inspiration.

March 8, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.06.2017

Feature selections – March 6th, 2017

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March 7, 2017

In a little over a week, I’ll be making my annual migration to Austin for SXSW, where I’ll be running amok all across town to try and catch all the incredible artists and bands I want to see. I’ve been wanting to see Brooklyn project Yoke Lore ever since his debut single, Heavy Love, came out close to a year ago. I’ve also been incredibly worried that I would somehow miss him in Austin, but I can now breathe a deep sigh of relief. Yoke Lore will be playing my friends’ showcase Double Dutch on March 18th, which I’ve more than committed myself to, especially after seeing the immense lineup just announced earlier today. Find out more about The Burning Ear, Fancy PR, and Vinyl Moon’s stacked showcase, here. Then, ride sky high on the uplifting draft that is Yoke Lore’s new single, World Wings. Adrian Galvin, the gifted musician behind Yoke Lore (and ex-member of both Yellerkin and Walk The Moon), warms our hearts with this effulgent effusion of gusty alt pop. World Wings is a first taste from Yoke Lore’s sophomore EP due out later this year. 

December 13, 2016

Brooklyn project Yoke Lore quickly became one of my favorite new acts of the year with his introspectively spellbinding music. During my travels abroad last month, Adrian Galvin let loose a video for his song Snowday, and though we don’t receive any snow here in the Bay Area, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the rainy days that are upon us these wintry weeks. Snowday is full of wist and nostalgia, a windswept soaring aria that feels both epic and intimate at the same time. Snowday comes from the indie/alt artist’s excellent Far Shore EP, out here, on B3SCI.

May 5, 2016

Three out of three, Yoke Lore is on quite a roll. The Brooklyn based project created by Adrian Galvin reveals his third ever tune to follow up on prior brilliant gems Heavy Love and Hold Me Down. Safety, like those previous songs, whisks me away on a ponderous journey of wonder, a meditative lush, billowing rich draft of indietronica and alt much like Local Natives gone Majical Cloudz or Animal Collective gone Youth Lagoon. Safety, Hold Me Down, and Heavy Love will all be on Yoke Lore’s debut EP, Far Shore, out this Friday, May 6th. Pre-order from B3SCI, here.

April 15, 2016

The last we heard from Brooklyn based project Yoke Lore, we were floating away to bewitching and introspective Heavy Love, his first single from an upcoming debut EP. Hold Me Down is the second offering from Far Shore, and with it, Yoke Lore continues to whisk us away on a meditative and lush journey. The intimate honesty of Majical Cloudz meets the soaring reach of M83 alongside some clattering Local Natives rumination on Yoke Lore’s magnificent new indietronica song. There’s an uplifting demeanor to Hold Me Down, and it fills me with cautiously glowing optimism. Yoke Lore’s debut EP Far Shore drops on May 6th. Pre-order now from B3SCI.