We asked Yoke Lore to make us a playlist in preparation for their show at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday -check out what they had to say below.
If you play a show right, you shouldn’t be able to do much afterwards or the next day. So, when I tour, I try to listen to tunes that soothe – songs that drone me forward onto the horizon line and send me on to do for others what music does for me. In order to make traversing territory into a meditation – to make meaningful how one moves through time, space, and people – you have to be conscious of the space itself. I try not to listen to music that requires too much of me when on the road. That is music for another time. This music prevents me from hitting the ground, but lays me down just enough that I can feel and still experience the earth. This music gives me space, so that I may respect the place I’m in. I want to feel every mile and every gallon and every rock I might displace along my way, so that I know where I’ve been, how far I’ve come, and where I need to go next.