Yoke Lore announces debut album ‘Toward A Never Ending New Beginning’ with “Shake”


After announcing a massive U.S. tour last month alongside the euphoric “Winona”, Los Angeles’s Yoke Lore (the alias of songwriter Adrian Galvin) has announced his debut album Toward A Never Ending New Beginning, out on 9/22 via Yell House Records. The album signifies a new era for the indie-pop auteur, inspired by the Chinese I-Ching — an ancient Chinese divination text that maps out 64 transitions that you could possibly be going through at any time, reflected in the form of hexagrams.

Reflecting that, new single “Shake” is a stunning, kaleidoscopic indie song that reflects that shapeshifting ideal. Over the course of 3.5 minutes, listeners are treated to a sonic journey that mutates and transforms into an anthem that’s bound to be a hit on alt-radio this year. Galvin shared the following about the track:

“‘Shake’ is a dedication, a declaration, and a demonstration. It is a dialogue between me and the world. I wrote this at a time when I felt isolated by my own sluggish trepidation. One day as I was laying in a pool of sweaty lethargic shame, I came across an ancient Chinese oracle called the I-Ching or Book of Change. I threw some coins and divined a hexagram made up of six stacked lines. It was called Zhen or Shake or Shock. It told me that I was at an inflection point. It demanded that I shake myself up out of the malaise or things would go septic. We all go through periods of stale stagnation. Our bodies and our lives have to be lived in motion. If we stay the same, we fail to grow, we get brittle in the body, we get stubborn in the mind, we go blind in the heart. By embracing the flux inherent in our nature, we can find some harmony. Shake yourself out of the torpor and toward a never ending new beginning.” 

Stream “Shake” below, and watch a visualizer for the project at the bottom.

August 19 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
August 20 – In Between Days Festival – Quincy, MA
August 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
August 23 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
August 24 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
August 26 – Studio TD – Montréal, QC
August 27 – The Axis Club – Toronto, ON
August 29 – Metro – Chicago, IL
August 30 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
September 1 – HI-FI Annex – Indianapolis, IN
September 2 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
September 3 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
September 5 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
September 7 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX
September 8 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
September 9 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
September 11 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
September 13 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
September 15 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
September 16 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
September 18 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
September 21 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
September 22 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
September 23 – Hollywood Theatre – Vancouver, BC


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