Easter Island, Sean Knisely, Pickup Sticks
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Formed by brothers Ethan and Asher Payne in 2010, Easter Island creates panoramic, post-rock inspired dream pop. Behind the wall of towering drums, glassy guitars, and the forceful tide of synthesizers, hide soft-spoken melodies, tender harmonies, and understated musings on the subtle, yet visceral moments in life.
Often compared to sonic pioneers of the 90s and 00s, Explosions In Sky, My Bloody Valentine, Pedro The Lion, and Sigur Rós, Easter Island makes no compromise to explore unknown sonic territory, embodying the “feeling that you’d stumbled onto something great...knowing that you had a potential game changer in your hands” (Pop Matters).
In 2011, Easter Island’s “Proud” from the debut EP, Better Things, was featured on ABC’s Off The Map. Their debut LP, Frightened, was released July 2012.
Sean Knisely began his career in a rich emerging music community in West Virginia. As the frontman of rock/electronic band Attack Flamingo, Knisely shared the stage with bands that would later evolve into Rozwell Kid and the backing band for Tyler Childers.
In 2011, Knisely began working on solo material as Wilbur By The Sea with a more introspective acoustic approach, playing shows with Sidekicks, Childers, Ona frontman Bradley Jenkins, Gasoline Heart and William Matheny.
At the same time, he helped form Coyotes in Boxes as their guitarist, relocating to Nashville in 2013 and digging into the Athens, GA music scene while continuing to play with WV bands like Ona, Matheny and Sly Roosevelt.
Meanwhile, Knisely continued recording as Wilbur By The Sea, touring in support of a split EP in 2014 with The Grossly Illuminated in a hybrid acoustic/electronic style.
He released the Young Elite single in late 2016 under his own name (the first such release of his career) with a more heavily electronic sound. He is currently working on two albums: one in a more minimal acoustic style, and one with the electronic hybrid approach of Young Elite.