by Shabnam Ferdowsi
"I/O believes human experience can be too beautiful and grotesque, inspiring and abhorrent, heartwarming and traumatic, to put into words."
Who: Tyler Hicks , Mackenzie Tate , Teddy Murphy , Chatchon Srisomburananont , Sean Carmago
Where: Boston, MA
It was love at first sound when I took a listen to I/O this morning. They're a five-piece post-rock band and their music is very much in the same vain as Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, Brand New, Hammock and El Ten Eleven. They came out with their first album Saudade back in February, but it's never too late to share great music!
Based in Boston, MA where the band met in college, each member hails from a different corner of the world brought together by their mutual feel for music.
"Mackenzie is from Australia, Chatchon is from Thailand, Teddy is from Ohio, Sean is from Maryland, and [I'm] from Utah. When we met each other it was mostly just us asking what music the other was into and then saying "We should jam sometime." As soon as we started playing together we became fast friends. "- Tyler Hicks
Each track of their debut album has its own feels, from hopeful to nostalgic to warm to gut-wrenchingly blue, and I can easily see I/O writing the soundtrack to my life. Take a listen to their full album here and if you like what your hear, buy their music on Bandcamp!
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