Eastern Block is:
Aaron Ahlstrom- vocals/guitar
Jon Shearer- guitar
Sean Savacool- bass
Johnathan Williams- drums
Jon and I started the band last year and spent most of 2007 looking for the right guys for bass and drums. When we went into the studio to start recording the now available EP I called a friend of mine, Johnathan Williams, to help us out on drums. We all had such a good time he joined the band soon after. About a month later Johnathan brought Sean out and after two practices he was in. In November we were "A Band" and in January of this year we played our first show.
What's the significance of the name "Eastern Block"?
Jon and I had decided on another name in honor of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but after sitting on it we went with Eastern Block. We both enjoy reading history and especially cold war history and Eastern Block was very cold war-ish. I would love to say there's a deeper origin but we just liked the name and added a "k". Eastern Bloc(k)