9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Featuring THE CHAMBERMAIDS + OAKS + GOOD DOOM + Ian Lehman (DJ)
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Noise Pop / Post-Shoegaze from Minneapolis. MN.
Band Members Neil Weir, Martha Weir, M. Oliver Moltaji, and Max Schramm
Record Labels include Guilt Ridden Pop / Blue Bell Knoll / Modern Radio
New single and music video for "Tall Grass" out on Old Blackberry Way/Guilt Ridden Pop.
Erica Krumm and Jim Kolles have both played in numerous Minneapolis bands over the years, but had never actually been in a band together until they started Oaks in the fall of 2010.
Beginning as a casual side project, Oaks quickly turned into something more as the couple realized how well they worked together creatively.
Oak’s sound is dark, heavy, fuzzed out rock, comprised of guitar, bass and drum machine.
The band released a five song cassette in 2011, and in 2013, Oaks put out Field Beat, a six song EP, on Jim’s label, Ass Records. The band’s debut full length, Animal Life was released by Modern Radio in August, 2015.
Erica – Guitar and Vocals
Jim – Bass
Their new EP, Hug, is more ambient and experimental, less hook oriented, still lots of tight riffs. There’s some envelope filter on this one, and far crunchier synth work.
Overall impressions, if you’re looking for the hits you still have Naps. Hug is a medium for more earnest expression, and showcases Good Doom bringing goods back to the castle on their quest for originality and crunchiness. They still bring you the tunes, but even the hits on this one are drenched in a dare I say artistic sense of playfulness. These are the kind of kids who often strike gold jamming. Their debut found them refining these golden jams into a psych pop Renaissance. Their new EP is most impressive because in a short five months of being a band, Good Doom is already refusing to repeat itself.
The brilliance of how short their EPs are is that you have literally 0 minutes to get sick of Good Doom and ten minutes to fall in love. The sonic contrast between their two releases makes the prospect of a 20–30 minute release from them seem all the more exciting and promising.
Ian Lehman (DJ):