ERAAS

ERAAS is a tribal atmospheric quartet based in Brooklyn led by its two founding members Robert Toher and Austin Stawiarz which arose from the ashes of New England-based project Apse in 2011, forming with the desire to create more ritualistic and darker themes. Live, the band, generally as a 4-piece, elicit foreboding, cautionary themes, mixing driving percussion, insistent basslines tangled with hypnotic guitars and ethereal vocals. ERAAS signed to the newly formed Brooklyn imprint Felte, and released their Self-Titled album on October 2, 2012.

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A sense of place. It's a notion that has informed some of our most memorable works of art — everyone has a favorite book or painting or album that somehow has the power to immerse you completely in its world, so much so that you don't want to leave. This sense of creating art that can spirit you away somewhere else entirely is something that most definitely also informs the self-titled debut album from Brooklyn-based band ERAAS. In 2011, the band's founding members, Robert Toher and Austin Stawiarz, both ex-members of New England-based project Apse, were gravitating more towards ritualistic and darker themes not fully explored in their previous incarnation. In searching for a place to translate this mood to record, the duo settled on a rambling, atmospheric mansion in Western Massachusetts outside of Northampton. ERAAS decided to retreat to an area steeped in history and its own distinct atmosphere — all deserted hill towns and melancholy beauty — to make this record. The decision paid rich creative dividends — this is an album that's heavy with both an ominous mood and a certain orchestral grandeur.

Past Shows


Feb
27
th
2013
7th St Entry
Feb
27
th
2013
7th St Entry

ERAAS and AATS

AARON AND THE SEA and ERAAS
with GEODESIQUE
Feb
27
th
2013
7th St Entry
Feb
27
th
2013
7th St Entry

Trust

with ERAAS

More Shows

Aug
5
th
First Avenue

Joyce Manor

with Citizen, Prince Daddy & the Hyena and PHONY
Oct
22
nd
Turf Club

The Chills

Jul
1
st
7th St Entry

Konkrete Jungle Minneapolis presents
DJ Dara and Danny The Wildchild

with Modest, Easyrider, MBC and more!
Jun
24
th
Turf Club

Doug Collins and the Receptionists

with Lolo’s Ghost and Annie Fitzgerald