Guitar, Keys, Vocals
OWEL is comprised of Jay Sakong (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Jane Park (vocals, violin, viola), Seamus O’Connor (vocals, guitar, keys), Nunzio Moudatsos (vocals, bass), and Ryan Vargas (percussion).
The band's latest full-length, "The Salt Water Well" was released on January 21, 2022. With the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, OWEL took a new approach to recording and production for this batch of songs. After completing construction of their own recording studio in Metuchen, NJ (The Greenhouse Studio) the band took on their own tracking and mixing duties for the first time. Produced & mixed by vocalist Jay Sakong, and engineered by bassist Nunzio Moudatsos, the recording capabilities at The Greenhouse opened up a new world for the band to craft their sound.
To date, OWEL has shared stages with the likes of Minus the Bear, Foxing, Mae, A Lot Like Birds, Pete Yorn, The Early November, and Have Mercy, as well as having performed at festivals such as Firefly, Gentlemen of the Road, SXSW, CMJ, and Northside Festival. The band has also been noted as a band to watch by Pitchfork, NPR, Grantland, Noisey and more.