1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Overcoats is New York-based female duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their sound captivates, combining electronic backdrops with soaring, harmonic intimacy — a sort of Chet Faker meets Simon & Garfunkel. Overcoats' songs draw strength from vulnerability, finding uplifting beauty in simple, honest songwriting.
Their self-titled debut EP released in June 2015 felt magnetic, attracting critics and fans alike. Its four tracks are smooth, dark, and spacious. Wrapped in dusky reverb, the duo's voices glide over shivering chords and minimal electronics. Smaller than My Mother andThe Fog surge with dance-floor energy, while Little Memory and Walk On unfold in gentle, soulful waves.
This debut EP catapulted Overcoats across the Atlantic into a three-month tour. Their most notable performances included showcases in London, a headline show at Dublin's renowned Whelan's, and a set at Longitude Festival alongside the likes of James Blake, Hozier, and Ibeyi. The duo returned to New York in November to play a packed room at Mercury Lounge. Overcoats is now based in New York, performing and recording new material in studio.
Brooklyn's Adrian Galvin has a project called Yoke Lore. In an email to The FADER, he explained that writing songs under the alias is "a technique of telling stories about how we are bound to one another and how we are bound to ourselves." Yoke Lore's debut EP, Far Shore, will be out May 6 on B3SCI Records.
"Heavy Love," the huge-sounding debut track off Far Shore, is an indie-pop confection worthy of your next unrequited love mixtape. I dream of you when I'm upright/ you use me as your nightlight, Galvin sings. "The value of anything can be measured in how it connects to its various counterparts," Galvin said. "'Heavy Love' deals with the weight that those relationships sometimes come with, but this is only one story among many that will make up the mythology of Yoke Lore."