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Hawk and Dove / Bio

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Hawk and Dove is an indie rock band whose calm-before-the-storm sound has been described as the “loudest quiet band you have ever heard” and “the psychedelic country David Bowie never wrote.” On Hawk and Dove’s 2013 album, This Yesterday Will Never End, the band mixes hauntingly beautiful ballads with thunderous stoner grooves to create a psychedelic rock sound that has never been heard before.

Though singer Elijah Miller and Guitarist John Kleber met at summer camp when they were 13 years old, it wasn’t until they stumbled across each other 12 years later that they discovered their shared interest in music. Along with drummer AJ Sausville, and bass, keys, and violin players Stephanie Sanders and Joan Chew they have created a powerful sound that references multiple genres and histories of rock, country, psychedelia, and indie music, making their sound contemporary and unique.

After playing in venues and honing their material all around the city, Hawk and Dove took 2011 to record their first full length album This Yesterday Will Never End. Truly a journey at 13 songs and over an hour in length, this record invites the listener to explore the middle place where we all reside. Elijah’s lyrics curl around memories shared and imagined as John's angular guitar plays the shards of glass that simultaneously bind and repel us. All the while, the beautiful and surreal orchestral performances of Stephanie, Joan, and AJ envelop the words and shards in punches and strings of vibrant color.

After the huge success of their 2009 EP, Rocking Chair, Hawk and Dove have performed regularly in some of New York City’s most distinguished venues. With a steadily growing following and a tightly polished live show, Hawk and Dove have proven to be the loudest quiet band you have ever heard.

General Info

Band Members
Elijah Miller-Lead vocals, guitar John Kleber-guitar, Stephanie Sanders-bass, keyboards AJ Sausville-drums, Joan Chew-bass, violin, Max Hodes- tenor guitar
Artist Name
Hawk and Dove
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Brooklyn, NY