with Color Palette

Songbyrd Present
Upstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM

Free ($10 Suggested Donation)

Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge 

Tuesday August 27, 2019


Formed in Athens, GA, Easter Island is a dream-pop act fronted by guitarists Ethan Payne and Ryan Monahan, whose sound has been likened to Explosions in The Sky, My Bloody Valentine, DIIV, Pedro the Lion, and more. The band’s falsetto vocals and panoramic guitars are countered by its muscular rhythm section – Asher Payne (keyboards), John Swint (drums), and Justin Ellis (bass) all serve to add gravity to an otherwise weightless sound.
The band has traveled as far as Japan to work on new material and to film their latest music video, “Island Nation”, which was recently premiered by Paste Magazine. Produced and engineered by Ryan Monahan, the songs have received additional engineering, mixing, and mastering from Mike Albanese at Espresso Machine Recording. The band’s follow-up single, “Always Room For Another”, premiered on Billboard in fall 2018.
The past three years have seen the band working in various studios on their new record while touring the U.S at large, including appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Treefort, and Athfest in their hometown of Athens. The band’s debut record Frightened (2012), led to a number of television syncs, including ABC’s “Off The Map”, MTV’s “Awkward”, and a recent live appearance on CW’s Dynasty to be aired in early 2019.
Throughout Easter Island’s near 10-year career, the band has had the opportunity to share the stage with David Bazan, Cindy Wilson (of The B5s), The Low Anthem, Bully, Wild Nothing, White Rabbits, Valley Maker, and more. The band plans to release their follow LP, Island Nation, in 2019.


Color Palette - comprised of Jay Nemeyer, Joshua Hunter, Matt Hartenau, Rogerio Naressi, and Maryjo Mattea - is an Electro Rock/Synth Pop band from Washington, DC. Since their first release on June 1, 2015, Color Palette have garnered hundreds of press hits worldwide. Press highlights include features in NME Magazine, USA Today, NPR, and Impose Magazine. Locally (Washington, DC), they were nominated for three 2015 Washington Area Music Awards - (Best) Pop Rock Duo/Group, Pop Rock Recording, and Pop Rock Vocalist. Color Palette released their debut full-length album, 'Vaporwave', in May 2016. They have shared bills with the following notable artists: Charli XCX, The Naked and Famous, Mother Mother, Day Wave, Yumi Zouma, Mr Little Jeans, The Kickback, Spirit Animal, and VanLadyLove. Color Palette takes experiences like heartbreak and love, and together turns them into something mystical and inviting.