The OaKs: Masood

The Oaks - Songs for WaitingTheres no fear of the sophomore slump for Orlando-based band The OaKs. Instead, they sound more cohesive and vital than ever. “Masood” is the first single from their brand new album “Songs For Waiting.”

The OaKs were formed by a pair of bandmates (Ryan Costello and Matthew Antolick) from an earlier project, after Ryan returned from a two-year humanitarian stint in Afghanistan, brimming with ideas for songs. The two put together their debut album, “Our Fathers and the Things They Left Behind” with the help of some friends, then evolved into a full 6-piece ensemble for playing live shows. Deeply concerned with making a difference and continuing to help the refugees in Afghanistan, they donated 50% of all proceeds from that album to Global Hope Network, the organization Ryan had worked with there.

With their rich, melodic, unique sound and social consciousness, The OaKs have been garnering national attention and recently were part of the SXSW Music Festival in Austin. Check out our exclusive live video from their headlining showcase at Wave in Austin, TX over on YouTube!

Marci Brinker
Insomnia Radio: Orlando