Oax go the distance

Remember Bishop Allen - that rough and rowdy troubadour band that swamped the internet back in 2008, released an EP every month but failed to make the impression they'd always threatened? We interviewed them, and then they disappeared from our radar.

But thank goodness Giorgio Angelini - the desperate, growling bassist - is back under the guise of Oax.

Following the departure of his band mate Cully Symington to Okkervil River (you've probably heard of them), Angelini returned to University. He also set up a home studio to record his debut EP This Distance, a ruckus affair that waves goodbye to everything before it with one swift slap. Full review and props due for appearance in Issue 18.

Until that's released, if you live in Houston, Austin or Dallas you can see Oax on stage at one of the following venues.

06.01.11 - Austin, TX @ Antone's w/ Peter, Bjorn and John 06.02.11 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ Peter, Bjorn and John 06.23.11 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ the Rosebuds 06.24.11 - Austin, TX @ the Parish w/ the Rosebuds 06.25.11 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's w/ the Rosebuds

...If you're part of the rest of the world, you'll have to make do with his infectious lead song Crashing.

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3 Responses to “Oax go the distance”

  1. OAX 31/05/2011 at 4:24 am #

    NOTE: Giorgio is NOT the former frontman for Bishop Allen. He is the former bassist…Bishop Allen is very much still a band and doing quite well.

    • drunkenwerewolf 31/05/2011 at 9:44 am #

      Apologies, I took “In addition to a punishing break-up, Angelini also lost his long-time musical collaborator, Cully Symington, to Okkervil River” in your press release to mean the break up of the band. I’ve ammended now.

      • Oax 31/05/2011 at 5:04 pm #

        No worries. There’s a lot of incestuous things going on here, actually. hah. Cully and I used to both play in Bishop Allen…but we also had our own band together called 1986 (that’s the band of the breakup of the band). Sorry for the confusion! Thanks for the post!

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