Northern Faces, OWEL

Northern Faces


Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Showcase Lounge

$10 advance | $12 day of show

This event is all ages

Northern Faces
Northern Faces
Offering impossibly catchy hooks and melodies, unparalleled harmonies, blues influenced instrumentation and a modern pop sensibility, Northern Faces has crafted an impressive standout sound that is all their own. The Albany, NY based indie rock outfit showcases their sonic prowess on their self titled, debut full length, which was released in April 2015 via Equal Vision Records.

Lead single “Wait, Wait, Wait” has quickly earned the band new fans and widespread attention around the world, receiving radio support from the likes of WEQX, WRFF, WFUZ, WHSN, RadioBDC, WLZX, WEMF and more, with new stations continuously adding the song into rotation.

Northern Faces has also received over 6 million plays on Spotify and has been featured on the Alternative Top 100, Hot Alternative, Rainy Day and New Music Tuesday Official Spotify playlists. “Wait, Wait, Wait” currently holds 2.6 million of those streams alone.
Northern Faces was recorded at The Barber Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ, with producer Casey Bates (Portugal. The Man, Gatsby’s American Dream, Fear Before); And is the follow up to the band’s debut EP, Southern Places, which was released in March 2013. The band has completed the recording of their sophomore full length and plan to release it in late 2017.

Northern Faces' debut show was an opening slot for The Kooks and Royal Teeth in early 2012. The band has since toured and shared stages with the diverse likes of The 1975, Kongos, Cage The Elephant, Say Anything, The Dear Hunter, RX Bandits, Electric Guest, Civil Twilight, Futurebirds, and Heartless Bastards, and has performed at SXSW and CMJ Festivals.

“Our live shows are our pride and joy,” the band shares. “We take a lot of pride in trying to put on a show that leaves a lasting impression on the audience. The stage really is our home.”
New Jersey-based indie outfit OWEL will release their intimate sophomore full-length, dear me, on November 11, which was co-produced by Sakong and Gates’ vocalist Kevin Dye.

dear me is the follow-up to Every Good Boy (EP, 2015) that was produced by Mike Watts (As Tall As Lions, The Dear Hunter), and the band's debut, self-titled full-length (2013). Featuring delicate, dreamy vocals with lush five-part harmonies, elegant string arrangements and a tasteful touch of electronic elements throughout, the band has created a truly stunning sound on dear me that is all their own and simultaneously feels classic and modern. On the album, dramatic crescendos and dynamic soundscapes weave behind ethereal vocals, gracefully leading listeners on a phenomenal sonic journey of reflection, curiosity and contemplation.

"A lot of the songs on the self-titled album dealt with guilt and maybe even a bit of self-loathing. And while some of those feelings may still linger on the new record, I think for the most part the newer songs reflect a slightly more optimistic state of mind," he reveals. "We were mostly just excited to go into the studio. I know some musicians prefer performing live over recording and, although I do love to perform live, I think making music in the studio is my favorite thing to do in life."

OWEL formed in 2013 and is comprised of Jay Sakong (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Jane Park (vocals, violin, viola, keys), Nunzio Moudatsos (vocals, bass), Ryan Vargas (percussion) and Seamus O’Connor (vocals, guitar, keys).

To date, OWEL has shared stages with the likes of Minus The Bear, Foxing, American Authors and performed at festivals such as Gentlemen of the Road, CMJ, SXSW, and Northside Festival. The band has also seen syncs across numerous networks including NBC, FOX, E!, Showtime, TLC, Oxygen, The CW and more. OWEL has also been noted as a band to watch by Pitchfork, NPR, Grantland, Noisey, A.V. Club and more.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403