Man, this song is definitely a stunner. Clearly I’ve enjoyed previous Dead Leaf Echo tunes, as we all should, but this one really ups the ante. Usually the group surround their songs with this blossoming wall of noise, but here you find that peeled back, however slightly, to reveal a tight rhythm section and guitars that seemingly circle around the vocals. They fill in some extra textural notes via synth work and distortion as the song progresses, but I’m still grinning with the immediate charm this number offers. Their new LP, Beyond.Desire, will be released this Friday via PaperCup Music.
So much great news this week, musically speaking. News just dropped this week that Dead Leaf Echo will be releasing a brand new LP, Beyond.Desire. Upon pressing play, the walls of atmospherics and distorted guitars begin to surround your brain, just as the vocals seemingly roll along with the drum beat…more spoken then sung. As is the band’s specialty, they lunge into a heavy moment of shoegaze exploration as the vocals claim “I built this temple for you.” It’s just what you expect, and I expect it to be damn good; it drops on October 13th via PaperCup Music.
As I continue pumping out these interviews, I’m beginning to feel a bit more prepared for SXSW week. We will have some fun and burn it down as we do every year. For those interested, I’ve got a great interview today with ATH approved band Dead Leaf Echo. We’ve been hyping this band for years so this was an interview I was excited to read. Follow the jump for the bands thoughts.
As if I wasn’t already excited enough for Brooklyn based Dead Leaf Echo to be heading into town for SXSW, I now have this new single to grow my anticipation. As usual, these guys bring a noisy, shoegaze pop sound worthy ofall the current greats in the genre. Not surprising when each band member has a history of greatness in bands like Wax Idols, My Bloody Valentine, No Joy, etc. Get ready.
Dead Leaf Echo will release a new EP entitled Strawberry Skin on March 31st via Papercup Music.
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Dead Leaf Echo dropped a new single a few weeks back to announce their split tape with Did You Die, and now they’re letting us hear the b-side of their portion of the release. While the band’s often lumped into the shoegaze category, I like how this new tune relies more upon the group’s fascination with noisier soundscapes; you should be able to hear a NIN/Ministry nod in this track, especially in the way the vocals are recorded. The discordant noise screaming throughout definitely offers a different glimpse at a band that’s been one of our favorites for quite some time. The new split tape will be out via Moon Sound Records on November 4th.
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Tomorrow night there’s this great shoegaze event over at Cheer Up Charlies, put on by our friends over at The Nothing Song. The line-up includes local faves like Single Lash, Moving Panoramas, Grivo and more…but it also features Dead Leaf Echo from NYC. And, to celebrate the event, and music in general, the group unleashed a brand new track today…it might just be one of my favorites. It begins with a little upbeat indiepop feel to it, building tension with some hi-hat work and echoed crooning. Eventually it takes on the full realm of pop by unleashing the rest of the percussive kit, and increased vocal presence. At about the 1.30 minute mark the song takes a turn and a wall of guitars squall through your speakers; it leaves quite the impression. So, fall in love with the track, and go see the band tomorrow night here in Austin!
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Dead Leaf Echo have been hard at work on their newest LP, the follow up to Thought and Language, but in the meantime they give us a glimpse of their direction with this splendid shoegaze ditty. Like the best of the genre, the melodic core of this song is the most important aspect, drawing in the listener. Meanwhile, there is a light bit of atmospheric guitar swirling around the core, creating a song worthy of repeated listens while you’re sitting at home. This new single will be released on a new 7″ on September 15th, which you can order HERE while you away the new record.
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Brooklyn based Dead Leaf Echo just sent us this new tune “Act of Truth” and I am deeming it worthy of inclusion on this here site. It’s hard to slap a quick label on this song; one might call it similar to old school Radiohead with a shoe-gaze twist or throw it in the dream pop/new wave movement that seems to be on the up and up. Either way, I think it’s cool. The band is currently working on a new LP for future release and are previewing the new album with a series of singles. This 7″ single will be a split with San Francisco band Slowness due out June 26th on Green Fuse Records.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/02-Act-of-Truth.mp3]
Download: Dead Leaf Echo – Act of Truth [MP3]