Yoke Lore

Monqui Presents

Yoke Lore

Sat, October 20

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm


Portland, OR

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 21 and over

Yoke Lore
Yoke Lore
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.