Yoke Lore's Far Shore can be seen as a collection of the best psych-folk and indie music had to offer in the last ten years, rebooted with a modern and personal approach. It is a release built around simple yet effective arrangements with beautiful vocal polyphony and catchy melodies. The music speaks for itself, but let's have a look at who's behind it all.
Having grown up in an artistic family – his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor – Adrian Galvin was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age. Though music has always been his main focus, his creativity in other disciplines has not faltered -- in fact, he drew the Far Shore EP artwork himself (shown above). After taking part in several high school and college bands during his teenage years, he ended up founding Yellerkin in 2013 with Luca Buccellati. Some of you may know them from their 2014 release Solar Laws. Yoke Lore is his new solo project and aims to focus on human connections, relationships and, basically, how we all interact with one another.
Running as major themes across this new EP, spirituality and self-awareness have truly become a major aspect of Galvin’s life. He took a course on self-divinity and spent a year meditating in India. He has a real passion for Taoist yoga, which he teaches regularly, and – does he ever stop? – co-founded NYC dance company Boomerang). For those of you who are into dancing, he premiered a dance piece he created with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof at lower Manhattan theatre Dixon Place in March.
The Far Shore EP is available both digitally and on limited edition 10" vinyl since May 6th. Details for purchase below:
Galvin will make his live debut as Yoke Lore on June 8th at The Well in New York; find more info on the event here.
Keep up with him via Facebook for future announcements.