SEP 30 – Today, OWEL has partnered with A.V. Club for the exclusive song and video premiere for “Pale Soft Light”. The unique video was illustrated and animated by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Sakong and can be seen HERE. “Pale Soft Light” comes from the band’s sophomore full-length, dear me, which will be out on November 11 via Equal Vision Records.

The new album was co-produced by Sakong and Gates’ vocalist Kevin Dye and is available for pre-order now at All physical pre-orders come with an instant MP3 download of “Pale Soft Light”, as well as the band’s previously released single “Paper Hands”. dear me will be available for pre-order on digital retailers such as iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Google Play on October 6.

The New Jersey-based indie outfit recently announced a new tour supporting the Soil & the Sun that will kick off on November 10 in Philadelphia, PA. The month long tour will also include a special headline / album release show for OWEL on November 11 in New York City. Everyone who purchases a ticket to the album release show will also receive a free copy of the CD at the venue. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

“Paper Hands” – the first song to be released from the album – is available now via and all digital retailersdear me is the follow-up to Every Good Boy (EP, 2015) 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 that is all their own and simultaneously feels classic and modern. On dear me, dramatic crescendos and dynamic soundscapes weave behind ethereal vocals, gracefully leading listeners on a phenomenal sonic journey of reflection, curiosity and contemplation.

OWEL 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 been noted as a band to watch by Pitchfork, NPR, Grantland, Noisey and more.

the Soil & the Sun w/ OWEL
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
Nov 11 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall*
Nov 12 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall [day show]
Nov 12 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space [night show]
Nov 13 Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue
Nov 15 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
Nov 16 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Nov 17 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
Nov 18 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Nov 19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Nov 20 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Nov 22 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Nov 23 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Nov 25 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Nov 26 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Nov 27 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
Nov 28 Charleston, SC @ Palmetto Brewing Co.
Nov 29 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at Masquerade
Nov 30 Nashville, TN @ The End
Dec 01 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Dec 02 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Dec 03 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents

* OWEL w/ the Soil & the Sun [OWEL album release/headline show]