Yoke Lore is the latest musical endeavor from Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Adrian Galvin.
Adrian grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. Whilst pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered -- in fact, he drew the Far Shore EP artwork himself (shown above).
After a series of rock and folk bands through high school and college, Adrian co-founded the duo Yellerkin in 2013. He has since forged a new musical path in the form of York Lore, a project founded in the essence of human connection.
As Adrian puts it:
"Yoke Lore is a technique of telling stories about how we are bound to one another and how we are bound to ourselves.The value of anything can be measured in how it connects to its various counterparts. 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."
Spirituality and self-awareness has been a steady constant in Adrian's life, from his days studying a customized college major in self-divinity and a year meditating in India, to his passion for Taoist yoga which he teaches regularly. He's also an avid dancer (he co-founded NYC dance company Boomerang). In March 2016, he will premiere a dance piece he created with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof at lower Manhattan theatre Dixon Place.