Today, Los Angeles based indie pop project Yoke Lore, the solo musical venture of Adrian Galvin, announces his debut full-length album, Toward A Never Ending New Beginning, out everywhere via Yell House Records on September 22nd. He also releases “Shake,” his second single from the album. The new single follows on the heels of “Winona,” released last month.
Yoke Lore’s first full length album, Toward A Never Ending New Beginning will see Galvin set out to solidify himself as an indie pioneer, transcending beyond the genre with his talent for captivating listeners with his distinct artistic vision and lyricism. The 14-track album chronicles his journey of turning strengths into weaknesses, personal growth, and discovering who Yoke Lore truly is.
Galvin views his debut record Toward a Never Ending New Beginning, as being guided by the principles of the I-Ching; an ancient Chinese divination text that maps out 64 transitions that you could possibly be going through at any time, reflected in the form of hexagrams. It is a meditation on all of the little changes he has gone through in his life: from celebrations to moments of sadness to moments of stillness. All of it is connected, all of it is related.
Regarding the single, Galvin states, “‘Shake’ is a dedication, a declaration, and a demonstration. It is a dialogue between me and the world. I wrote this at a time when I felt isolated by my own sluggish trepidation. One day as I was laying in a pool of sweaty lethargic shame, I came across an ancient Chinese oracle called the I-Ching or Book of Change. I threw some coins and divined a hexagram made up of six stacked lines. It was called Zhen or Shake or Shock. It told me that I was at an inflection point. It demanded that I shake myself up out of the malaise or things would go septic. We all go through periods of stale stagnation. Our bodies and our lives have to be lived in motion. If we stay the same, we fail to grow, we get brittle in the body, we get stubborn in the mind, we go blind in the heart. By embracing the flux inherent in our nature, we can find some harmony. Shake yourself out of the torpor and toward a never ending new beginning.”
In August, Yoke Lore will embark on the 23-date Holy Havoc Tour, which sees the artist playing dates from coast-to-coast, including Music Hall of Williamsburg and Brooklyn and The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
Yoke Lore tour dates:
August 19 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
August 20 – In Between Days Festival – Quincy, MA
August 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
August 23 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
August 24 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
August 26 – Studio TD – Montréal, QC
August 27 – The Axis Club – Toronto, ON
August 29 – Metro – Chicago, IL
August 30 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
September 1 – HI-FI Annex – Indianapolis, IN
September 2 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
September 3 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
September 5 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
September 7 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX
September 8 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
September 9 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
September 11 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
September 13 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
September 15 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
September 16 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
September 18 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
September 21 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
September 22 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
September 23 – Hollywood Theatre – Vancouver, BC