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GOLDEN PAVILION / 金閣
21 sep 2018


We have a new song out today called "Golden Pavilion".
You can listen to it here: https://fanlink.to/GoldenPavilion
Or you can listen to it while watching the video!

We'll be playing shows in Italy in October!
See poster for dates/venues/cities!




ITALY!
20 sep 2018



We'll be playing shows in Italy in October!
See poster for dates/venues/cities!




TOKYO, JAPAN!
27 jun 2018



We'll be playing a few shows in Tokyo, Japan together with our labelmates Kim Janssen.
Our first time playing in Japan! Come by or tell your friends to come by!

27/09 Grapefruit Moon - Tokyo Sangenjaya
28/09 Grapefruit Moon - Tokyo Sangenjaya
29/09 Shibuya Showcase Festival - Tokyo Shibuya
30/09 Marz Shinjuku - Tokyo Shinjuku



WILL I WAKE
23 feb 2018



The new song "Will I Wake" is out now!
You can find it HERE

"Will I Wake" was recorded by Tammo Kersbergen and Floyd Atema at Katzwijm Studio. It features additional vocals by Robby and Nick. It was mixed by Tammo Kersbergen and mastered by Wessel Oltheten. Released by Snowstar Records.



WILL I WAKE (MUSIC VIDEO)
19 feb 2018



Enjoy the music video for the new song "Will I Wake"!

It is part of a new release, which will be released later this year.

The video premiered on The Skinny Magazine today. If you want to read more about the content of the video and the process behind it, you can, in THIS ARTICLE they have posted.



GERMANY SPRING '18
04 jan 2018



Happy New Year! More shows in Germany coming up! For info and ticket links see SHOWS section



FIELD STUDIES
24 nov 2017



New song 'Field Studies' is out now.

I spent a day at Amsterdam’s botanical gardens on July 10th to write and record a song called “FIELD STUDIES”. My friend Joost Stokhof a.k.a. The Things We Are was living at the Hortus Botanicus for a week as an Artist in Residence, making drawings for what would become a book called “I See Plants Shaking Hands”. He also invited a few musicians to each join him for a day, to write and record an original song for a 7” vinyl compilation to accompany the book. I accepted the challenge. I visited Joost on his first day there. Both of us were completely void of any expectations or set methods of how to approach this. Maybe that's what made the day so relaxed. We managed to reach a point in the evening, where we were both busy working on processing our impressions of the day – Joost drawing away behind his desk and me in recording-mode at the other desk. Surrounded by the sound of frogs bleeping and the sporadic rumble of a tram in the distance, I tried to put together scraps of observations, conversations with Joost and discoveries we’d made together wandering through the gardens and green houses that day into a song.

Listen to it here:
SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / etc.

For more info on the book + 7" vinyl "I See Plants Shaking Hands" by THE THINGS WE ARE – which contains the physical version of 'Field Studies', please visit THIS website.



GERMANY DECEMBER WEEKENDER
09 oct 2017


Full band Germany weekender coming up in December. See you there!
Tickets for HAMBURG / BERLIN / KÖLN



PICTURES OF THE FLOATING WORLD / OUT NOW
01 oct 2017



"Pictures of The Floating World" is a live EP recorded in Brussels on January 20th 2017. Just guitar and singing. The artwork was made by The Things We Are. He joined an IAO band tour through Germany and Switzerland in May 2017 and drew what he saw. Together they are Pictures of The Floating World.

The physical release of this EP is a limited edition of 333 hand-numbered 10" vinyl records. It contains 8 songs, it lasts for 26 minutes (that's a looong EP – or a relatively short album. whichever way you like). There's also a nice 50x50 cm (20x20") fold-out poster with drawings and credits in the sleeve.

You can order it now over at Snowstar Records! Or listen to it digitally on your favorite outlet (bandcamp/itunes/spotify, etc).





PICTURES OF THE FLOATING WORLD
13 sept 2017



"Pictures of The Floating World" is a live EP recorded in Brussels on January 20th 2017. Just guitar and singing. The artwork was made by The Things We Are. He joined an IAO band tour through Germany and Switzerland in May 2017 and drew what he saw. Together they are Pictures of The Floating World.

Limited edition of 333 hand numbered 10" vinyls. 8 songs / 26 minutes / 50x50 cm fold-out poster.

You can pre-order it over at Snowstar Records!
Pre-orders come with a little gift: a riso-printed zine filled with drawings, made by The Thing We Are.




ON CLAWS VINYL REISSUE
31 may 2017



The album "On Claws" is finally available on vinyl again! "On Claws" has been sold out on vinyl for a few years now, so it is due time we are finally reissuing it on vinyl! In stead of just reprinting the first version, we've decided to update the artwork a little, add a nice bonus song ("Gold and Porcelain") and to have it pressed on so called "Beer"-colored vinyl to make it something special.

You can order it over at Snowstar Records!



DE/CH May 2017
24 feb 2017



Tour in Germany and Switzerland coming up in May!

Hope to see you there!



NL (solo) APRIL 2017
24 jan 2017



Small solo "tour" in the Netherlands coming up in April! Together with Pitou

Hope to see you there!



SWEDEN/NORWAY FEBRUARY 2017
16 nov 2016



Small solo tour in Sweden and Norway coming up in February! I'll be playing support for David Åhlén

Hope to see you there!



ITALY NOVEMBER 2016
24 sep 2016



Tour in Italy coming up in November!

Hope to see you there!



アイム・オーク / アワ・ブラッド
22 aug 2016


The latest I am Oak album Our Blood will be released in Japan through the label Sign-Pole Records on October 23rd!
To celebrate this release we're releasing a new video for the song Woandering (心の旅路)


OUR BLOOD NL TOUR PART 2 (update w/ 013)!
30 jun 2016





OUR BLOOD OUT NOW!
26 feb 2016



Happy Release Day! "Our Blood" is out now and available on CD/LP/digital over at Snowstar Records. As well as through all of your favorite digital outlets such as iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and whathaveyou.

Enjoy!



OUR BLOOD PRE-ORDER / "WILD BIRCH" GIFT
16 feb 2016


"Our Blood" is still available for pre-order on CD/LP over at Snowstar Records. All pre-orders come with this "Wild Birch" EP as a free extra. So, pre-order while you still can. Deadline is Feb 25th.



VIDEO FOR "OMEN"
11 feb 2016



Here's a video for the song "Omen", featured on the upcoming album "Our Blood".
A big THANK YOU to the people at Left-Handed for putting a lot of effort into this!

Produced by Left-Handed
Director/D.p: Martijn Bastiaans
1st Ac: Patrick van Vliet
Gaffer: Julian Wunderle
Runner: Eva Bullens
Post production: Martijn Bastiaans

Thanks to Natuurdiorama Holterberg for opening up their museum to us!



NEW ALBUM PRE-ORDER
7 dec 2015



"OUR BLOOD"! It will be released February 26th 2016! The album is up for pre-order on Snowstar Records. If you pre-order a CD or vinyl you'll receive an extra 4-song EP for free.




NEW ALBUM / TEASER
25 okt 2015



Here's a little teaser for the new album "OUR BLOOD"! It will be released February 26th 2016!
The album is up for pre-order on Snowstar Records. If you pre-order a CD or vinyl you'll receive an extra EP with some alternate versions of some of the songs on the record, as a gift.




NEW ALBUM / NL TOUR
05 okt 2015



We'll be releasing a new album next year! The new album is called "OUR BLOOD" and will be released on Snowstar Records on the 26th of February 2016. You can see its cover on the tour poster above.

We will tour the Netherlands in support of the new album:

26/02 EKKO, Utrecht - ticket link
24/03 OT301, Amsterdam - ticket link
25/03 Hedon, Zwolle - ticket link
26/03 Merleyn, Nijmegen - ticket link
31/03 V11, Rotterdam - ticket link
01/04 Wilhelmina, Eindhoven - ticket link
02/04 Grand Theatre, Groningen - ticket link

More info about the album, the pre-order and more EU shows soon...



GERMANY PT. II
23 sept 2014



The second part of our Germany tour this year, catering to the cities we couldn't visit during the November tour.



GERMANY & AUSTRIA
17 jul 2014



Guten Tag! Wie geht's? We'll do a small full-band tour of Germany and Austria coming fall, mostly playing cities we've never been before and making our Austrian debut! Hope to see you at one of the shows! Tschüs!



NEW YORK
26 may 2014





TOUR UPDATE
24 feb 2014

Dear people from Germany and Swizerland.

Some bad news. I'm very sorry to tell you, due to some very unfortunate family matters I have to cancel part of my upcoming tour with The Black Atlantic.

The following shows will be fully cancelled and will be re-scheduled later this year (pre-sale tickets will stay valid):
24-02 - Kontor Keller – Greifswald (DE)
25-02 - Waschhaus Potsdam – Potsdam (DE)
26-02 - Cinema Quadrat – Mannheim (DE)
01-03 - Kulturladen KFZ - Marburg (DE)
More info on new dates soon.

The Swiss shows will be The Black Atlantic (solo) only:
27-02 - Treppenhaus – Rorschach (CH)
28-02 - BScene Festival – Basel (CH)

Sorry to let down those of you who were looking forward to those shows. We'll make up for it later this year. Hope you'll be understanding.

The following shows WILL still happen as scheduled:
02-03 Privatclub - Berlin (DE)
03-03 Ostpol - Dresden (DE)
04-03 Wärmehalle Süd - Leipzig (DE)
05-03 Mojo Jazz Cafe - Hamburg (DE)
06-03 FFT - Düsseldorf (DE)
07-03 Burgerbahnhof - Wuppertal (DE)
08-03 Cafe Nun - Karlsruhe (DE)
09-03 Hafen 2 - Offenbach (DE)
10-03 Musikbunker - Aachen (DE)

Best, Thijs



BLACK OAK
24 feb 2014



We, The Black Atlantic & I am Oak have just released a 10" split record! It is called 'BLACK OAK' and is out on Snowstar Records. You can listen to it here:


In true nature of a split EP, the vinyl record is divided up into a The Black Atlantic side and an I am Oak side. We do however cross paths on each side! Each side of the 10" contains a new original song, a collaborative song (here's where we meet) and both artist cover one of each other's songs to close their side of the split (another crossing of paths... sort of).

The 10" EP is up for sale at: http://www.snowstar.nl/store/digital/black-oak-split-ep/



NL SHOWS
12 feb 2014



We'll be playing some shows in Dutch venues in March and April in support of our new release 'OLS SONGD'.



DE/CH SOLO TOUR
30 jan 2014



I'll be touring Germany and Switzerland together with Geert of The Black Atlantic in February and March.



OLS SONGD / LUISTERPAAL / SHOWS
24 jan 2014



OLS SONGD (LP/CD/digital) will be released through Snowstar Records on January 31st 2014.

You can LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE ALBUM NOW on the Luisterpaal:
HERE (click the play-button symbol that is pasted over the artwork and the entire album will play)

The LP's and CD's are in, so you can PRE-ORDER the album here:
PRE ORDER OLS SONGD AT SNOWSTAR RECORDS

We have a Dutch release tour coming up in March and April of 2014.

21-03-14 De Spot, Middelburg - tickets
26-03-14 Quite Quiet, Leiden (solo) - tickets: quitequietleiden@gmail.com
28-03-14 Paradijskerk, Rotterdam - tickets
29-03-14 EKKO, Utrecht - tickets
05-04-14 Hedon, Zwolle - tickets
12-04-14 De Kapel, Eindhoven - tickets
22-04-14 Paradiso, Amsterdam - tickets

For more shows (solo - Germany/Switzerland - more news soon), see the SHOWS SECTION



OLS SONGD / DUTCH TOUR
19 dec 2013




OLS SONGD (LP/CD/digital) will be released through Snowstar Records on January 31st 2014.

We have a Dutch tour coming up in March and April of 2014.

21-03-14 De Spot, Middelburg
26-03-14 Quite Quiet, Leiden (solo)
28-03-14 Paradijskerk, Rotterdam
29-03-14 EKKO, Utrecht
05-04-14 Hedon, Zwolle
12-04-14 De Kapel, Eindhoven
22-04-14 Paradiso, Amsterdam

Ticket links:
Middelburg
Leiden: quitequietleiden@gmail.com.
Rotterdam
Utrecht
Eindhoven
Amsterdam



NEW RELEASE / OLS SONGD
26 nov 2013




We'll release an album called OLS SONGD on CD/LP/digital on January 31st 2014.
The songs have been recorded over the past couple of months.

These are old songs. While they were being written, they were already old songs. Though the content of the songs was current when they were written, the feelings enveloped in these songs had come over me before, making them old and new at the same time. Some time ago, another wave of similar feelings rolled in, reminding me of the old songs, obscuring the ability to differentiate between past and present – and inevitably the two intertwine.

The following lyrics are from an unreleased I Am Oak song called ‘Ols Songd’,
which serve as an introduction to the album of the same name:

Ols Songd

I imagine a wave swelling,
rolling onto shore
and retreating back into the sea
to start swelling again.
Each time the wave hits it is renewed,
the same wave in a different shape.

I imagine the moon lifting up those waves.
The same moon each night,
but seen with new eyes every time.




WORKING ON NEW RELEASE
05 sep 2013



In the studio! Old half-forgotten, decayed memories of songs revived. New album!



KULTA
22 aug 2013



I was in Japan a couple of weeks ago. I played a new song for the fine people at On The Shelve.
The song is called "Kulta".





WOANDER FOR SALE
02 july 2013



The WOANDER photo book is for sale HERE in the photo section of the website.

Or order it below by selecting your shipping region and pressing the 'buy now' button.

The book is €10. Prices in the drop down menu include shipping costs!

Please select your shipping region: (Nederland/Europe/World)

* If you would like to order 2 copies (or more), please send me an email – thijskuijken (at) gmail (dot) com – so I can re-calculate shipping costs depending on the weigth and size of the order.

** Sorry about the massive shipping costs! Shipping (abroad) has become quite expensive over here.



WOANDER
25 june 2013



Maybe you've notice a new tab at the right side of the menu bar at the top of this website.
The new tab says "PHOTO" and it redirects to a web page with some of my photograpic work.

I have made a photo book called 'WOANDER'.
It's a 44-page, 210x297mm, full color, saddle-stich type deal, displaying photographs I've taken whilst wandering around over the past couple of years. Click here to view a selection of photographs from the book. The book could be seen as some sort of visual extension of the album 'OASEM'

It will be made available to purchase (€10) on the 1st of July! PayPal purchase link will follow soon...



ON CLAWS REISSUE
15 may 2013



On Claws was originally released on May 14th 2010. Exactly 3 years ago yesterday!
We ran out of On Claws CD's a while ago, so this is the perfect moment for a reissue! And for this special occasion we've added 2 extra songs (so called "bonus tracks") to make it extra special!

The reissued version of this album (CD/digital only) will be available June 1st 2013
It is up for pre-order and streaming right now at SNOWSTAR RECORDS.
The original vinyl version is still available in the webshop!



SNOWSTAR RECORDS COMPILATION
16 apr 2013



On the 20th of April there is a celebration of all things purchasable in record stores, called: Record Store Day.

Incidentally this year also serves as the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the record label that has been releasing most of I am Oak's records, called SNOWSTAR RECORDS! In honour of this special occasion a SNOWSTAR RECORDS COMPILATION (pictured above) will be released on Record Store Day 2013. Featuring brand new, previously unreleased songs by Kim Janssen, Town of Saints, The Secret Love Parade, Herrek, Bart van der Lee, Lost Bear, The Subhuman, Luik and I am Oak.

This compilation is a gift to music lovers, and it will be will be included in 5.000 goodie bags on Record Store Day (April 20th 2013 - Only in the Netherlands!!). Fear not, people outside of the Netherlands, for it will also be made available as a free download!

Streaming/download link will be added later (doesn't exist yet), or keep an eye on the Snowstar Records Bandcamp page or Snowstar Records Facebook page to see it appear this Saturday.



BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO!
28 mar 2013




TAKING IT SLOW TOUR
27 mar 2013



We'll be heading south, playing a little string of shows next month!



ITALY / GERMANY
18 mar 2013

I've added new dates in the shows section. These ones:

17-apr-13 / Das Rind / Rüsselheim, DE
21-apr-13 / Happen / Modena, IT
22-apr-13 / HanaBi / Ravenna, IT
23-apr-13 / Torino / Esperia, IT
24-apr-13 / Arci Dallo' / Castiglione (MN), IT
25-apr-13 / T-trane Record Store / Perugia, IT
26-apr-13 / LoFai / Piacenza, IT



SWITZERLAND
08 feb 2013

I've added some new dates in the shows section. These ones:

18-apr-13 / Südpol / Luzern, CH
19-apr-13 / Blue Lézard / Lausanne, CH
20-apr-13 / Bad Bonn / Düdingen, CH



NL TOUR
17 jan 2013



Kleine NL tour in februari/maart! Support door Herrek! Tickets zijn reeds te verkrijgen bij de desbetreffende zalen! Hopelijk tot dan!

Small NL tour in February/March! Support: Herrek! Tickets are for sale at their respective venue! Hope to see you there!



UPDATE / ITALY / NEDERLAND
23 nov 2012

Okay, I'm pretty bad at regular updates..

Anyway, Indonesia was awe inspiring:



But also (more so) like this:



This (picture above left) is actually where a monkey stole the glasses right off of my face and ate part of it and popped out a glass trying to break them in half. I got them back (fortunately) after the monkey discarded them to go after someone's delicious bottle of coca cola.. oookayyy

ALSO:
We're going back to ITALY for a few shows in December!
Not solo, but with band this time around!

05-dec-12 / La Mela Di Newton / Padova, IT
06-dec-12 / Cappello / Thiene (VI), IT
07-dec-12 / San Vittore / Milano, IT
08-dec-12 / Bronson / Ravenna, IT

Hope to see you there!

ALSO:
We'll be playing a few of shows in NEDERLAND in December.

14-dec-12 / Asteriks / Leeuwarden, NL (w/ HERREK)
16-dec-12 / Rottt <3 Subbacultcha | Roodkapje / Rotterdam, NL (w/ lots of bands + expo)
22-dec-12 / EKKO / Utrecht, NL (w/ HERREK)

Notice 2 shows will be supported by HERREK.
They're are an amazing live band, so come see them play!



INDONESIA
15 oct 2012

There will be some I am Oak shows in Jakarta, Indonesia this week.

18-oct-12 / Stingray Club | Crown Plaza Hotel / Jakarta
19-oct-12 / Erasmus Huis / Jakarta
20-oct-12 / Rolling Stone Cafe / Jakarta



GERMANY TOUR
12 sep 2012






'NEW' SONG / GRONINGER MUSEUM
20 aug 2012

Hi, a couple of months ago I made a song for Groninger Museum (a museum for visual arts situated in Groningen, NL). The people at Groninger Museum came up with the idea to accompany parts of their collection with 'Musical Audio Tours', where musicians make songs inspired by a painting. So, instead of being provided with information through the spoken word of a common audio tour, you will learn about a painting through song. Many great artists have gone before me, like: Great Lake Swimmers, Marissa Nadler, Siskiyou, Homemade Empire and many more..

I was asked to write and record a song for one of the paintings featured in the exhibition 'PAINTING CANADA - Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven' (30th of June 2012 - 30th of September 2012). An impressive collection of landscape paintings by Canada's Group of Seven, an artists group that arose at the beginning of the twentieth century and disbanded in 1933.

My attention was drawn to the painting Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay by Frederick Horsman Varley (pictured below).


Frederick Horsman Varley, Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay, 1921
oil on canvas, 132,6 x 162,8 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Inspired by this painting I wrote the song 'Onto Shore':
LISTEN HERE (includes lyrics)

or like this:

Or go here for the real-life, audio-visual experience:
Exhibition: 'PAINTING CANADA - Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven'
At: GRONINGER MUSEUM, Groningen
30th of June 2012 - 30th of September 2012
http://www.groningermuseum.nl/en/exhibition/painting-canada



DEUTSCHLAND
11 jul 2012

We've got a new Germany tour coming up in October! Keep an eye on the shows-section,
still filling up some gaps.



EXPO
11 jul 2012



I am planning to release a photobook called 'Woander' later this year.

Currently some of the photographs from this series are on display at the SUBBACULCHA office in Amsterdam. The expo opening was last week and was a blast! The photo's are still up for viewing purposes, so feel free to drop by if you are in the neighborhood..

Exhibition: 'Woander' by Thijs Kuijken
July 9 till July 27
Every Monday till Thursday from 11:00 till 17:00
Subbacultcha at Da Costakade 150, Amsterdam
Free Entrance

http://subbacultcha.nl/2012-06-29/july-thijs-kuijken



PALPABLE MUSIC VIDEO
11 jul 2012


Feel free to take a look at the first "official" I am Oak music video.

Director: Wouter Stoter
DOP: Adam Fillenz
Producer: Bregje Houthoff
Line Producer: Marko Palek
Post Production: STORM
Grading: Bart Verraest
Many many thanks to COMRAD Slovenia and STORM postproduction



PALPABLE DOWNLOAD
28 may 2012



CLICK THE IMAGE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE SONG "PALPABLE"!

Our new album 'Nowhere Or Tammensaari" will be out on Snowstar Records June 1st.
One of the songs on the new album is called "Palpable", you can download it for free HERE
It's still up for pre-order at Snowstar Records right HERE



ATTN / OOSTERPOORT
14 may 2012

Attentie: tot onze grote spijt is de show van 6 juni in Oosterpoort, Groningen afgelast i.v.m. urgente onderhoudswerkzaamheden aan het Oosterpoort gebouw. Dit concert zal verplaatst worden naar 28 september.



NEW ALBUM - PRE ORDER!
07 may 2012



Our new album 'Nowhere Or Tammensaari" will be out on Snowstar Records June 1st.
As of now it is up for pre-order right HERE

The people at BBC 6 Radio had the scoop.. They released the song "Palpable" into the world for the very first time.. Listen back to it here:



As you can see in the picture above the pre-orders come with a brand new I am Oak tote bag.

HERE is the pre-order link again.

People in the UK and Ireland can go to HEIST OR HIT RECORDS to pre-order.
No tote bags, but a pre-order discount price in stead!



NEW ALBUM!
12 feb 2012



We have a new album coming out June 1st!
The title is: Nowhere Or Tammensaari
More info soon!



MIXING
12 feb 2012



Finally, slightly over one year after our mid-winter recording endeavor (see "suomi" news item near the bottom of this page), we are now starting to mix the new album!



I AM OAK SHIRTS
21 jan 2012



Our shirtless days are over! Behold! An official I am Oak T-shirt!

The drawing/print on the shirt was made by our friend Joost a.k.a. THE THINGS WE ARE

Be sure to try and catch us on tour - the shirts are available at shows.



NEW 7" EP Pt. II
16 jan 2012



The new SKULK 7" is OUT NOW!
The 7" is available at shows and in the Snowstar Records webshop only.
A digital version is available for streaming and downloading.



NEW 7" EP
05 jan 2012

Hello and a happy new year to all of you reading this!



NEW I AM OAK 7" VINYL EP COMING UP | JANUARY 12th 2012!
It contains 4 songs. 2 on each side.

It will be released through Snowstar Records on the 12th of January in a limited edition of 200.
The 7" will be available at shows and in the Snowstar Records webshop only.
Of course there will also be a digital version available for streaming and downloading.

PRE-ORDER the 7" HERE

P.S. For those of you unfamiliar with 7" records.
7" records can only hold about 5 minutes of music on each side. That was a limitation I had to work with and that is why the EP only lasts 10 minutes. That is short for an EP, but I would still considered it an EP given the number of songs..


HALLO NACHBARN
17 dec 2011






DE
22 nov 2011

New German tour dates for late January / early February!
Looking forward to the new cities/venues, but also very excited about returning to some great cities/venues!

28.01 Molotow, Hamburg
29.01 HBC, Berlin
30.01 Thalia Cinema, Dresden
31.01 MUK, Giessen
01.02 Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen
02.02 Zum Teufel, Mannheim
03.02 Cafe Nun, Karlsruhe
04.02 Zwölfzehn, Stuttgart
05.02 AZ, Aachen



ES/DE/SONG
10 nov 2011

Some new and exciting stuff coming up.

We'll be playing the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen mid Januari next year!
We'll be doing a little Germany tour late Januari/early Februari!

I've been working on a new song to appear in the Musical Audio Tour of the Groninger Museum.
It's an interesting and fruitful project where musicians write and record a song inspired by a painting in the museums collection. More info soon..



WAVES II-VII EP
28 sep 2011



This is what the new I am Oak EP looks like when photographed.
It is a cassette tape and the title is: Waves II - VII.
The tape contains 6 songs. These are improvisations recorded in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

As of today it is available at the exciting young label SAMLING RECORDINGS!
I am proud to be part of it, if you can find the time, please check some of the other stuff on there!

The cassette tape is available in a very limited edition run of 50.
But it is also available as a free stream/download!

For further investigation go HERE



OASEM AWARD
18 sep 2011

Hi,

Last week "OASEM" won the 3VOOR12AWARD 2011!
This is an award handed out annually by VPRO's 3voor12 for the 'best' Dutch album released in the past 12 months.

Very unexpected, but great news!



HAMBURG
14 sep 2011

Hello people of Hamburg,

We'll be visiting your city again next week for the Reeperbahn Festival!

22-sep-11 Hardfacts | East Stage Spielbudenplatz at 20.00
23-sep-11 BalconyTV | Reeperbahn Campus Lounge
23-sep-11 MCN Party | Sommersalon at 16.00
23-sep-11 St Pauli Church at 20.00

Hope to see you at any of the shows!



BERLIN
02 sep 2011

Hello people of Berlin,

We'll be visiting your city again next week:
08-sep-11 Popkomm | La Vie en Rose Theatre (solo) at 17:00
08-sep-11 Berlin Music Week | Machinenhaus, Kulturbrauerei at 19:30
09-sep-11 Pvonk flat/exhibition space, Frankfurter Allee 43 at 20:00

Hope to see you at any of the shows!



ANCIENT
14 aug 2011






SHOWS
10 aug 2011

There are some new NL/BE/DE shows up in the shows-section.



ONKALO
30 jun 2011



Onkalo is a new solo effort by our very own Stefan (who plays bass in I am Oak). Alongside being in various bands he’s also been active as a solo artist under the moniker The Subhuman (<< you can listen to it) for a long time, but that project is 'finished'. So, now there’s a new project called ‘Onkalo’. Out on Shaky Maracas. Feel free to listen! Bye




PHOTO RE: OASEM
21 jun 2011

I was commissioned to make a self-portrait regarding ‘Oasem’ to accompany an interview in a Dutch newspaper.





TOTE BAG
31 may 2011



We have a new I am Oak collectors item for sale at our shows!
It's a tote bag, which will perfectly fit your vinyl toting needs (note: bag will also accept other contents).
It is made from eco-friendly materials and it has been screen-printed by hand.



KAARTJES
16 may 2011

Dit bericht is voornamelijk voor de mensen die zich in of nabij Groningen, Tilburg of Utrecht bevinden.

Groningers: bij aanschaf van 'Oasem' bij Plato Groningen krijg je een gratis kaartje voor onze show in Simplon op 20 mei!
Tilburgers: bij aanschaf van 'Oasem' bij Sounds Tilburg krijg je een gratis kaartje voor onze show in 013 op 26 mei!
Utrechters: bij aanschaf van 'Oasem' bij Plato Utrecht krijg je een gratis kaartje voor onze show in Tivoli De Helling op 29 mei!



STREAM
09 may 2011



Just a few more days until the CD/LP/Digital release of OASEM
Anyway, feel free to listen to it - in full - HERE



THE GREAT ESCAPE
28 apr 2011

This just in: we will play 2 shows at The Great Escape - Brighton (UK) - May 12; 15:00 Komedia Studio Bar, 21:00 Unitarian Church!



OASEM TOUR (NL/BE)
28 apr 2011



Nieuwe liedjes enzo!


MISUNDERSTANDING
13 apr 2011

There seems to be some misunderstanding. 'OASEM' was recorded at home. This is NOT the album we have recorded in Finland. The Finland recordings are something else entirely. Don't worry about that until the end of the year!



OASEM OUT MAY 13TH
13 apr 2011



A year has (almost) passed since the release of On Claws.
During which I have recorded a new album called: OASEM.
The album will be released on May 13th.
For those of you who want to get better acquainted with the new album, you can listen to a song HERE.

For pre-orders please visit SNOWSTAR RECORDS



MIDSUMMER RECORDS
13 apr 2011



OASEM will also be available in Germany!
The German part of this release will be handled by MIDSUMMER RECORDS!


LOST BEAR
06 mrt 2011



Snowstar Records is expanding.
The Utrecht super group LOST BEAR (featuring I am Oak's bass player and drummer) has been added to the roster!
They have worked incredibly hard on their debut 'Limshasa'
The album will be released April 1st.



OASEM
02 mrt 2011



After finishing 'On Claws' I continued writing songs. Some on guitar, some on keyboards.
After a while I made 3 piles. One for keyboard songs, one for guitar songs and one for crappy songs. I got rid of the crappy ones, used the guitar songs as a foundation for our recording endeavor in Finland and the last pile - the keyboard pile - I used to form a new album called 'OASEM'.

This album will be released in May 2011 on Snowstar Records



NEW THE SECRET LOVE PARADE SINGLE
15 jan 2011



One of the I am Oak people is also a member of The Secret Love Parade. They have released a new single!
Exploring some more darker sounds than before, which is working out very well, I think. You can listen to the song in the player above.



SUOMI
12 jan 2011

We have just returned from 2 intense weeks of recording in wintery Finland. We had installed ourselves and our equipment in a beautiful house (the one in the background of the picture above, which is the same one as in the picture below) to work on a batch of new songs.





LUCHDE
23 dec 2010





WEBSITE
30 nov 2010

The time has come. This is a website for the band I am Oak.
Myspace's all new, impractically hip lay-out is making me nauseous.
Here, I have tried to make a more calm and comfortable place for some I am Oak info.

(More relevant things will be added soon..)

Be welcome!




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