-Outsider Alternative Rock Duo
-200+ DIY tour dates 2016-17
-Single with Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapelton)
and full album+ of new demos
-Unreleased EP in hand
"Better Than I use to" single w/ producer/engineer Vance Powell
Currently un-mixed. Mix to come mid Feburary. Recorded Dec 2017 at Sputnik Sound, Nashville TN.
Ego Flora II - Richmond Montrose sessions
5 song EP. Singles: "Carolina Lorilei" and "I Wanna Leave America". Recorded in Richmond VA at Montrose Recording, Fall 2017. Mixed by Adrian Olsen. Produced by Charlie Glenn.
Ego Flora I - harrisonburg Bedroom sessions
5 song EP. Singles: "Greely" "Eyes Open" "Growing Down". Recorded and Mixed by Illiterate Light Spring 2017. Mastered by Adrian Olsen.
Illiterate Light floats between pools of postmodern confusion and rivers of vibrant optimism, integrating both into their lives and music. The duo’s search for meaning and depth drives a hunger for experimentation, but their uniqueness is a result of limitation. Jeff Gorman elevates his gritty guitar melodies and honest lyricism by stomping out thunderous synth bass with his feet as Jake Cochran layers lush vocal harmony and explodes with body convulsing energy around his minimal standing drum kit. Formed in the summer of 2015, Illiterate Light’s three EP catalogue and high energy live shows have gained underground fan momentum through consistent touring of the East Coast and Southeast.
Spanning the better part of a decade, the creative evolution between Gorman and Cochran is far from typical. Starting with a chance meeting as the rhythm section for a pop singer-songwriter, the duo has since run an organic farm in the Shenandoah Valley, toured the mid-Atlantic by bicycle in several acoustic bands, lived in small intentional communities, and pursued alternative education in permaculture and contemplation. Their eclectic background is mirrored in their sound and lyricism; from non-duality to social justice and millennial dating norms, nothing is off limits. Though shaped by the DIY music scene and friendly nature of their hometown, Harrisonburg VA, the duo has grown immensely through immersion in the thriving alternative scenes in both Richmond VA and Nashville TN. Gorman and Cochran’s incessant writing, commanding live performance, and constant touring promise a bright future as they work with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, The Raconteurs, Tinariwen, Chris Stapleton), a relationship that began after a string of energetic Nashville shows in the summer of 2017. Often drawing comparison to the likes of My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, and tUnE-yArDs, Illiterate Light is gearing up for a big 2018.