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Monday, March 10, 2008

The Oaks release the Beautiful "Songs for Waiting" (2008)

ORLANDO, FL: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MUSIC

An absolutely gorgeous album - Five of Five Stars!

The OaKs - Songs for Waiting

The OaKs are: Matthew Antolick (drums, marimba, vibraphone, percussion, electronics, some keys); Ryan Costello (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, pianica, organs and keyboards, lyrics); Jeremy Siegel (bass, trombone and some keys, mandolin); Melissa Reyes (vocals, accordian, bells, percussion, some keys); Greg Willson (guitars, saxophone and vocals); and Tim Cocking (Wurlitzer electric piano, accordian, synths, organ, bells, trumpet, vocals)

MAGIC IN THE MAKING: The evolution of Florida's The OaKs has been breathtaking. In two year's time I've seen the band grow into one of the nation's most talented folk rock duos. Ryan Costello and Matthew Antolick were at the core of something small, intense and moving. It's hard to believe, but the OaKs have gotten even better. Over the last year the band blossomed into a prospering six-piece dynamo - with each member a talented musician in their own right. The proof of the band's efforts are now available...

The OaKs just released a remarkable, must-have album; "Songs for Waiting." This collection of ten previously unreleased songs is easily the most exquisite, beautiful record of 2008. The songs are rich, layered stories about discovery. The creativity and performances are matched only by the clean production values. This record is a winner!

A most complementary comparison for this recording is the equally brilliant Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood 2006 album, "Out Louder." I daresay that with the exception of the unbeatable MSMW track, "Tequila and Chocolate" (*incredible) - the OaKs may have the upper hand in this two-record comparison!



"Songs for Waiting" is a triumphant interweaving of winning song-writing, instrumentation and voice. Catch this band on tour at South-by-Southwest this week where they are sure to make hundreds of new fans. Look for this album on the RSL year-end "Best of" List!


current OaKs dates

Mar 12 - Austin SxSW
The Wave @ 12 Noon


Mar 13 - Austin SxSW
Sony’s Vintage @ 3:30pm


Mar 14 - Austin SxSW
Pangea’s Patio @ 5pm


Mar 15 - Austin SxSW
Spiro’S @ 2pm

Apr 4 - Tampa, FL
Tampa CD Release Party @ Crowbar

Apr 18 - Gainesville, FL
@ The Atlantic

May 17 - Tampa, FL
WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave Festival

The OaKs
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>> Streaming Audio <<


- The OaKs on RSL in 2007 -
"Songs that Speak, Stories that Sing"

1 comment:

kungfudrummer said...

The specific times The OaKs will be appearing in Austin during SXSW are:

Wed, March 12th - 12AM - Official Showcase @ The Wave (408 E 6th St, Austin, TX)
Thur, March 13th - 3:30PM - Team Love/Mushpot Records Day Party @ Sonny's Vintage (29th & Guadalupe) -
Fri, March 14th - 5PM - Team Grizzly Day Party @ Pangea's Patio (2712 B Guadalupe St)
Sat, March 15th - 2PM - Deja Vai Party @ Spiros (611 Red River St)