Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oak

During our Baltimore stop on the recent Ludicra tour I was fortunate enough to meet Joe of the band Oak. He was kind enough to kick me a vinyl copy of their debut LP. Of course the cover was enticing enough with it's strange psychedelic kraut rocky cover, but I had no fucking idea how utterly devastating the tuneage inside was. Crusty, stripped-down, sludgy doom, earthen, spacious and absolutely great. They have promised to tour soon, go see them.

26 comments:

illformation said...

That cover is great, looking forward to finding out what's inside...

Petya V said...

awesome

Milla said...

Beauitful cover, I agree. Hopefully they will tour somewhere in Europe so Nik and I can travel around to see them (like we do with Agalloch).

What is with you guys and Oaks ;)

TMM said...

Moonshine is an equally great band from Baltimore. I think from the same family....

DWB said...

Hell yeah, been a fan of Oak for a while now. If you dig these guys, Aesop, check out the vocalist's previous band "Wake Up On Fire"- Crusty sludge with cello and two drummers

Anonymous said...

This is great. Thanks for sharing.

Apoctosis said...

Great band, great people, great post!

handshake inc said...

Thank you!!! Jerry from Bloody Panda raved/told me about these dudes I've been dying to check out and couldn't find anywhere.

chris said...

thanks, lookin forward to this. i second the "wake up on fire" suggestion.

K said...

Very cool. I was one of the 2 drummers for Wake up on fire.
Oak rules. Moonshine rules. Aesop rules.
-KEVIN

Voluspa9 said...

I figured this might be associated with Wake Up On Fire/Moonshine. Moonshine played at my old house with Plaguewielder. Good Baltimore folks.

Moz said...

Thanks a lot for this Aesop I've wanted to order a copy of this for myself but cash has been crazy tight lately.

I'm hopefully gonna have enough scratch to catch Ludicra at Gilman st on the tenth since I've wanted to see you guys live forever and the only time you played the east coast was like a week after I moved to CA.

Anyhow, cheers

-Moz

Aesop said...

Moz, you should buy it for the beautiful gatefold, and to support this brilliant band. We don't want people thinking blogs like this cause people to not buy albums.

Moz said...

Believe me, it is on the very TOP of my list and has been for a minute. I plan to grab a copy as soon as finding a quarter on the floor of my room doesn't seem like I just hit the fucking jackpot.

Gal said...

Thank you bro !

Alex said...

Check out the new shirts they have up.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=123369355&albumID=2260071&imageID=42086971

eric j said...

Holy shit. Never expected to see this up here. I did that cover artwork. Mind = blown.

Aesop said...

Eric, that is awesome.

Shannon! said...

Baltimore in the house!This band crushes the rehearsal space compound!!!!!!!

icoulddietomorrow said...

Thanks for this, Aesop. I only had the vinyl.

-Adam

Anonymous said...

Killer.
I will have to track down the vinyl...

Anthony Kline said...

Beautiful artwork! Good job Eric!

Steven said...

Sweetness. More doom, please.

Asher said...

Fucktastic melody i have been waitin for once i get back to the states. Thanks to Mista Aesop i get to shove into me ears alot sooner

Krumbled Kookie said...

I don't know how I missed this when it was originally posted.

Really weird feeling to see that Kevin posted here...

anek said...

thanks, great stuff