Sweet Beast EP out January 18


Formed  in the summer  of 2015, Illiterate  Light transcend expectations  of typical rock music through  their limitations as a duo. 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 minimalist standing drum  kit. Gorman and Cochran’s incessant writing, commanding live performance,  and constant touring promise a bright future as they finish their debut album  with Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of Leon, Chris Stapleton) and Adrian Olsen  (Foxygen, Natalie Prass). “Better Than I Used To” is the first taste of what’s to  come from Illiterate Light.

“Growin Down” - Official Video

“Better Than I Used To”

-Featured on NPR Heavy Rotation: 10 Hot Summer Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

-300K+ streams across all platforms


“Better Than I Used To” Live - RVATrack

Spanning  the better  part of a decade,  the creative evolution  between Gorman and Cochran  is far from ordinary. The duo  has run an organic farm in the  Shenandoah Valley, toured the mid-Atlantic  in bands by bicycle, and lived in small communities while  pursuing modes of alternative education. Their eclectic background  is mirrored in their sound and lyricism, floating between postmodern  confusion and vibrant optimism. Though shaped by the DIY music scene  of their hometown Harrisonburg VA, the duo has grown immensely through immersion  in the thriving communities of both Richmond, VA and Nashville, TN.

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Live Show Review:

Now/It's Nashville: Illiterate Light at the Basement East



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