LITE & The End of the Ocean @ Mahall's
NOMADS, Doxa, Covariance
13200 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH, 44107
This event is all ages
Formed in 2003, LITE are a four-piece instrumental rock band formed in Japan. The band are known for their thrilling and emotional compositions, progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Their explosive live show and tireless touring in the US, Europe and Asia along with worldwide album releases have brought acclaim from all quarters. The band have released three full length albums and several EPs including "Illuminate" (2010 recorded by John McEntire) and 2012's "Past Present Future" which featured Caroline from Mice Parade and appearances at Fuji Rock Festival and SummerSonic. The band are widely regarded as one of the most exciting to emerge from Japan in the last decade.
The End Of The Ocean
The End Of The Ocean is an instrumental post-rock band from Columbus, Ohio. From their start in early 2009, The End Of The Ocean has had a penchant for crafting soundtrack-esque athems that move freely from beautiful to trippy to heart-tugging to fist clenching. Heavily influenced by mid 90's emo (Mineral, The Appleseed Cast, American Football, Planes Mistaken for Stars), and their post-rock contemporaries (Mono, Envy, Explosions In The Sky, Caspian), The End Of The Ocean utilizes intricate drumming, subtle guitar arpeggios, and a vast range of effects to craft beautiful, nostalgic and refreshingly unique memorable songs.
The End Of The Ocean has continually expanded its horizons from playing local shows to touring all across the United States. They've been fortunate enough to share the stage with Alcest, The Appleseed Cast, If These Trees Could Talk, Gifts From Enola, Pianos Become The Teeth, Touche Amore, Code Orange Kids, Gates, Mouth of The Architect, Title Fight, Defeater, O'Brother, Junius, Empire! Empire!, The Ascent Of Everest, and many more.
The End Of The Ocean self-released their first album, a 4 song EP entitled Calm Seas Don't Make Sailors, on October 1st, 2009. The album was unexpectedly downloaded over 2,000 times in the first week of its release and received stellar praise from many reviews both in the US and abroad.
The band's second album, Pacific-Atlantic, was released by Futurerecordings (Indian Summer, The Ascent Of Everest, Sunlight Ascending) on March 1st, 2011 and made tidal waves in the post-rock community. Pacific·Atlantic was included in the prestigious list of top 100 albums of 2011 by The Silent Ballet, voted into the top 20 releases of 2011 by Post-Rock Listeners Choice, and chosen as the #6 best album of 2011 by the internet radio show Progopolis.
On June 29th, 2012, The End Of The Ocean released their third album, In Excelsis (Futurerecordings), and immediately embarked on a five week cross-country tour in support of the album.
With three albums and multiple tours under their belt, The End Of The Ocean is currently writing a new full length album set to be released in 2015 and preparing for even more touring.
The End Of The Ocean brings forth a wall of sound and an aggressive live show. Listeners can't help to be caught up in the band's maelstrom of nostalgia, hope, beauty, melancholy, chaos and tranquility. It's how The End Of The Ocean creates this ebb and flow of emotions that makes this band a monumental experience.