On July 19, Williamsburg Park, New York, presents the American indie rock band OK Go together with the Russian-born comedian Eugene Mirman. Known for their musical performance and creativity, the band OK Go will give New Yorkers a glimpse of their newest work on this important stage.
Ok Go is originally from Chicago but they currently live in Los Angeles. Their uniqueness, their special way of dressing, and their creative music videos have earned them followers. The band was founded in 1998 by lead singer Damian Kulash and bassist Tim Nordwind, who have known each other since they were children in the Interlochen Arts Camp. The later met Andy Duncan in high school and drummer Dan Konopka in college. The band’s name is a joke between Kulash and Nordwind, who took the common phrase of one their teachers: “Ok … Go”. Initially they participated in the public radio program This American Life for the fifth anniversary.
In 2002 they released their first self-titled album and the following year they successfully debuted the song, Get Over It, in the UK, reaching number 21 in the singles chart. The song Top of the Pops, was considered the song of the week by Q Magazine.
In 2004, they performed the main track for a political benefit album against George W. Bush, produced by Barsuk Records. That year, Kulash wrote a song against Bush that sought to help others fight to unseat Bush from the presidency of the United States.
His second album, Oh No, was created in Malmo, Sweden. After the launch, Andy Duncan decided to leave the band and was replaced by Andy Ross. That was the band’s first big change but it didn’t alter their work in a major way. The video for the single A Million Ways was recorded in the backyard of a house with the participation of Trish Sie, Kulash´s sister, who gave a dance performance. It was a success, achieving more than 9 million downloads, and presented in the show MADtv. In 2006, they successfully released the video for Here It Goes Again, whose choreography is created by Sie, achieving more than 50 million hits on You Tube.
With these works, they have achieved an artistic and avant-garde style of music videos that has made them famous, especially because they use low-cost production, opening the way for emerging bands.
In 2010 the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky was released, which is regarded as the most sincere and finished work to date. That same year, they broke with EMI and Capitol and formed their own independent label, Paracadute Production, and their latest album is released under this label.
Ok Go has received several awards, including the Annual Webby Award for Special Achievement in Film and Video Artist of the Year, who recognize them for their innovation in producing music videos.
Rent apartments in New york this summer. The city offers everything you need to enjoy your vacation and spend some unforgettable nights, including going to see OK Go.