Erica Krumm and Jim Kolles have both played in numerous Minneapolis bands over the years, but had never actually been in a band together until they started Oaks in the fall of 2010. Beginning as a casual side project, Oaks quickly turned into something more as the couple realized how well they worked together creatively. Oak’s sound is dark, heavy, fuzzed out rock, comprised of guitar, bass and drum machine. The band released a five song cassette in 2011, and in 2013, Oaks put out Field Beat, a six song EP, on Jim’s label, Ass Records. The band’s debut full length, Animal Life, was released by Modern Radio in August 2015.