Ephrata formed in 2012 when Seattle guitarist and producer Brady Hall found Skadi von Reis after a lengthy search for a voice to complete a big batch of recordings. They were so happy with the end result that they immediately enlisted bassist Jules Jones and drummer Ben Bromage to round out an incarnation that could pull the music off in a live setting. Von Reis and Jones draw on their college acapella backgrounds to craft intricate three and four part harmonies while Hall creates unique guitar compositions and sounds to mesh with a foot-controlled synth and Bromage’s percussion to create something bigger than a four-piece band should be able to produce.

The band’s sound can be traced back to 2010 when Hall worked with Katy Goodman to produce and record her first La Sera record (“La Sera” on Hardly Art Records). He developed a specific guitar sound and overall vibe while recording the music for that album and when La Sera moved on to different things and producers Hall was left wanting to do more with it. He spent the next couple years rolling the sound over into new material that ended up as Ephrata’s first singles and EP.

They soldiered on until 2018 when Von Reis and Jones both moved out of town and with that the band went ~poof~




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