Yaquina Bay (yuh–kwin–uh bay) is a chamber rock band from NW Oregon. The six-piece group joins elements of pop and post-rock to create a sound which is both untamed and thoughtfully arranged. Tight grooves carry intimate vocal passages, and are often juxtaposed with wild, overdriven guitars and soaring violins.
Their newest work is a self-titled EP which explores the places of the heart and mind where a lot of us fear to go. On the heels of life-altering circumstance, frontman Christopher Ward speaks of isolation and acceptance, noise and peace, unraveling relationships, God, and life afterward.
A tightly-knit band of friends as earnest as they are endearing, Yaquina Bay is akin to the calm before the storm, and the storm itself.