Oak House is a band built on deftly balanced juxtaposition — an experiment in the visceral and contemplative, the base and the beautiful. Rock music at it’s core, the writing of frontman Gresham Cash expresses palpable tension — it’s an investigation of life’s inevitable conflicts.
Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Gresham Cash, drummer Wes Gregory and bassist Connor Sabula, the band formed in Athens, Georgia during the winter of 2014. Since, they’ve grown a reputation for their violent, high energy shows and strikingly inventive sound. Oak House plays a heavy synthesis of melodic indie rock, psychedelic, experimental and grunge, though Cash finds most of his inspiration for songwriting in classical, jazz, Eastern melody and contemporary, minimal instrumental music. Their sound is cinematic, sweeping and immensely moving with droning, frenetic guitars, decaying synth, fragmented, dark piano and pulsing, immersive rhythms.
Hot or Mood, Oak House’s second full length album, was recorded in Athens with renowned engineer Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Toro y Moi, Kishi Bashi, Deerhunter, Mothers) at Chase Park Transduction. The sophomore album represents a cohesive sample of the band’s live sound: tumultuous, melodic, raucous and infectious. There are moments of stark minimalism, followed by passionate, anthemic melodies and contemplative lyrics. The exceptionally adept rhythm section creates an immersive sound that you don’t just hear – you feel. Together, the members create a remarkable depth of sound, particularly for a three piece. Hot or Mood commands your attention with layers of visceral guitar, dynamic rhythms, oscillating synth, haunting piano, elusive droning and Cash’s powerful vocal performance.
August 10 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
August 11 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
August 12 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
August 14 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
August 15 – Durham, NC @ The Cave
August 16 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Golden Pony
August 17 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
August 18 – Harrisburg, PA @ Bath House DIY
August 20 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Electric
August 21 – Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre
August 22 – Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles
August 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffeehouse
August 24 – Huntington, WV @ V Club
August 25 – Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern
August 26 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
August 27 – Nashville, TN @ Fond Object Records