Aer performs its Word of Mouth Tour at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund on Sunday, March 2, 2014. The band is known for its eclectic mix of rap, reggae, pop and indie rock aesthetics to create its own brand of music. David von Mering and Carter Schultz formed Aer in Wayland, MA and released their first mixed tapes in 2010. Following the success of its first album “The Bright Side,” Aer began working on its self-titled sophomore effort, “Aer,” in late 2012. The album dropped in late 2013, and the group has been on tour ever since. Ultimately the group’s goal is to create interesting, well-crafted songs that they can share with as many people as possible.

DJ Smiles sings into the microphone to provide some background lyrics. Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Lead guitarist David von Mering sings toward the crowd while fans grab at his hand. Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

The band is seen on stage while fans sing along to “Feel I Bring.” Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Aer band member David von Mering poses with the crowd for a quick fan photo. Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Aer bassist Ganja Goedank slaps along to the tune “Come and Go.” Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Sophomore Portland native Rachel Grant reaches for the hand of a band member. Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Aer lead singer Carter Schultz raps along to “Floats My Boat” as the crowd members wave their hands. Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Drummer Taylor Robinson smiles in reaction to DJ Smiles tripping off stage. Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Aer head vocalist Carter Schultz sings “I’m Not Sorry” for one of the final songs. Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Aer lead guitarist David von Mering jams out on his instrument while performing “Stars.” Aer performs at the WOW Hall with special guests RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund in Eugene, Ore. on March 2, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)


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