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The Mic Presents: Easter Island

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114 5th Ave

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Please join us for an evening of music with Easter Island. Formed in Athens, GA, Easter Island is a dream-pop act fronted by brothers Ethan and Asher Payne(guitar and keys) and Ryan Monahan(guitar). Their sound has been likened to Explosions in The Sky, My Bloody Valentine, DIIV, Pedro the Lion, and more. The band’s falsetto vocals and panoramic guitars are countered by its muscular rhythm section – John Swint (drums), and Justin Ellis (bass) serve to add gravity to an otherwise weightless sound.

The band has traveled as far as Japan to work on new material and to film their latest music video, “Island Nation”, which was premiered by Paste Magazine.Produced and engineered by Ryan Monahan, the songs have received additional engineering and mixing from Mike Albanese at Espresso Machine Recording and mastering by Joel Hatstat at High Jump Media. The band’s follow-up single, “Always Room For Another”, premiered on Billboard in fall 2018.

The past four years have seen the band working in various studios on their new record while touring the U.S at large, including appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Treefort, Underground Music Showcase, Secret Stages, and Athfest in their hometown of Athens. The band’s debut record Frightened (2012), led to a number of television syncs, including ABC’s “Off The Map”, MTV’s “Awkward”, and a recent live appearance on CW’s Dynasty which aired in early 2019.

Throughout Easter Island’s near 10-year career, the band has had the opportunity to share the stage with David Bazan, Cindy Wilson (of The B5s), The Low Anthem, Bully, Wild Nothing, White Rabbits, Valley Maker, and more. The band plans to release their follow up LP in the spring of 2020.

** Doors @ 7:30PM

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