As electronic influences continue to penetrate the live rock, jazz, and jam ethos, one band consistently rises to the top, bringing together fans from across the musical spectrum. EOTO crisscrosses the country blowing out basement dives, packed theaters, and stages under the stars. Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann. Born out of their shared love of electronic dance music, EOTO's M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments, innovative performance technology, and uncharted musical exploration. Live drums, guitars, keys, and vocals are mixed, remixed, and sampled on the fly using cutting-edge programs – all done without a script, and without a net.
Currently on the road with a fully-immersive and elaborate 3D Lotus Flower stage design, along with legendary VJ Zebbler, EOTO's evolutionary process has been thrust into hyperspeed, eclipsing standard acts in its wake. Each night fans are treated to a unique improvisational visual odyssey paired with equally mind-blowing improvised music. After unveiling its Lotus Stage at a sold-out show at the House of Blues in Boston, EOTO has taken the production on the road with stops in more than 35 cities on its 2012 Spring Tour, as well as performances at some of the biggest summer festivals in the US, including Bella Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Wakarusa, and the Electric Forest Festival.
Hann and Travis are consummate road dogs, allowing their music to transform and build night after night. You can catch EOTO performing almost 200 shows a year each and every show, different from the last. In addition to numerous live releases, the band has released three studio records, the latest of which is Fire the Lazers!!! (2009). Of course, a mere recording can't capture the vibe of a live EOTO performance. You simply have to be there. As one fan described it, an EOTO show is "a raging dance party that nobody should miss. An indescribable feeling that lingers for hours." Sound good? We thought so.