Underneath beachy gusts of guitars and keys, shimmering soul and iridescent hooks is Southern California’s Hawai. The band quickly garnered national attention when their first single “In My Head” reached #4 on the Hype Machine charts, and has since received early radio support from the likes of KROQ, KCRW, Alt 98.7 and more. Hawai is thrilled to announce their debut EP Working All Night, produced by Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Deap Vally), to be released on June 17 via Antler Records.
Full of energetic beats, atmospheric vocals, and lush guitars, Working All Night is a collection that is liable to stay stuck in your head for long after one listen. Following the cinematic single “In My Head,” the energetic “On My Own” pulses along with a driving refrain to Jake Pappas’ expansive vocals on “Fault,” and ending with the melancholy “All Night.”PRESS HEREto watch the music video for “Fault,” featuring Matt Maust (Cold War Kids) creating the Working All Night cover artwork.
Lyrically, Working All Night documents the musicians’ tireless commitment to their own art. Jake Pappas expands, “When I moved to LA, my wife and I were expecting our first child. It was really written for my unborn son, saying: ‘I will work as much as I can to provide for you.’ On a larger level, it’s reflective of the band’s commitment to music. We’re willing to work as hard as we can for it.”
Beginning May 18, the band will play a handful of dates across Southern California, including a newly announced EP release show at Dirty Laundry in Los Angeles on June 16. See full routing below, and PRESS HERE for more information.
Hawai is Jake Pappas, Jesse Dorman, Jared Slaybaugh, Matt Gillen and Jack Rose.
Hawai Tour Dates
5/18 San Diego, CA @ The Loft at UCSD w/Geographer, Rivvrs
5/19 Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer w/Charlie Hilton
5/21 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones w/The Blues & Greys
6/3 Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Fairgrounds w/Switchfoot
6/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Dirty Laundry
7/9 Santa Monica, CA @ Showtime Presents: EatSeeHear