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YOKE LORE • SECOND NIGHT
with Cape Francis

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

SECOND SHOW ADDED!!

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Songbyrd Presents

Wednesday March 27, 2019

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Absolutes, the new EP from New York indie pop act Yoke Lore, explores the grey areas between black and white ideas while building upon the lush, sonic palette of his past works. The new music finds multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and visual artist Adrian Galvin polishing his heartfelt anthems and ruminating on finding balance amid respective oppositions by breaking through the notion that truth necessitates purity.

“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. “Cut And Run” follows, conveying the instinct to flee versus the instinct to find a home, and “Concrete” illustrates Galvin’s struggle between living in the city and being in the country. “So, they are all the conflicts of absolutes,” he states. “There must be a balance, some movement and some pull. A life of absolutes is no life at all.” As with his previous releases, Galvin drew the artwork for his upcoming EP using bifurcated lines and contrasting imagery to convey his messages of absolutes.

The former Walk the Moon and Yellerkin member’s solo musical endeavor combines echoing waves of banjo, vocals, and percussion to create unforgettable pop songs with tactile sincerity and conviction. Galvin first hit the ground running in 2016 with Yoke Lore’s debut EP, Far Shore, released on B3Sci Records. In 2017, the title track of his 2017 EP “Goodpain” hit #1 on Hype Machine, and quickly after his songs caught fire on Spotify, racking up over 10 million plays throughout the year.

Goodpain also garnered attention from major tastemakers such as NYLON, Consequence of Sound, Billboard and more. Yoke Lore toured extensively through 2017 with acts like Aquilo and Overcoats, while also making his way to the UK for The Great Escape and festivals like Field Trip in Toronto and Billboard Hot 100 in New York.

Following the success of his song “Goodpain,” Galvin was invited to Spotify’s New York City studio to record a stripped-down version the track, as well as two covers for his Spotify Singles: “Last Christmas” by Wham! and “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden. His holiday song graced Spotify’s Holiday Singles playlist alongside covers by Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, and Miley Cyrus.

After a successful first-ever run of headline tour dates, Yoke Lore found a unexpected new fan in pop idol Taylor Swift, who added his cover of “Truly Madly Deeply” to her “Songs Taylor Loves” Spotify playlist in 2018. Galvin releases his third EP, Absolutes, in July 2018 after a cross-country spring tour with FRENSHIP and before heading out on tour again.

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Cape Francis is the solo project of Kevin Olken Henthorn. Kevin started playing guitar when he was 9 years old and studied music with teachers ranging from classical to blues to metal, but by the time he was 15 he decided to commit solely to writing his own material.

After years of touring in another project, Henthorn started Cape Francis as a way to break form and reconnect to a natural flow of storytelling. Influenced by the likes of Bon Iver, Angel Olsen and Elliot Smith, Henthorn pulls from raw emotion and finds ways to approach them with warmth and introspection.

Cape Francis is a re-approach to his relationship with an instrument after years of feeling stuck in strictly rhythm guitar. The outcome is a new sound centered around finger picked electric guitar, and surrounded by simple arrangements of percussion, synthesizers and horns. His sophomore LP Deep Water, is due out on Sleep Well Records in March 2018. Deep Water is the follow up to his debut album Falling into Pieces, which garnered praise from Billboard, Earmilk, and Nylon along with Spotify playlist's All New Indie, Ultimate Indie and the feature of Fresh Finds.

Deep Water's central theme examines what it is to be a working musician in this day in age. It dives into the fears and anxieties of what it feels like to lead a double life between work and music, and finding a way to come to terms with it.