Friday, April 5, 2013

Dead Leaf Echo - Thought And Language, out this week

We raved about the swirling, shoegaze guitar sounds of NYC band Dead Leaf Echo in this review back in January. Quoting myself (hell, I don't even need permission to do that, do I?):

... the guitars are spectacular, and it seems each song features more soaring leads than the one before. There is a series of songs in the middle of the record - "Internal", "Language of the Waves" and "Memorytraces" - each between 4:40 and over 6:00 - that remind me of nothing quite so much as the music of Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine. The singer's voice is a bit reminiscent of Adam Franklin's, and the guitars soar, swirl and just kind of drown you in the sound.

We're back to recommend it, as it is out this week, and to let you know about some upcoming tour dates.

For another taste, here's lead track "Conception":

Free download of album track "Memorytraces" here:

And here are those tour dates:

Apr 13 - Dewey Beach, DE - Dewey Beach Popfest
Apr 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly
Apr 20 - Murrietta, CA - The Dial #$
Apr 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
Apr 22 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill ^
Apr 24 - Sacramento, CA - The Townhouse Lounge #
Apr 25 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon #
Apr 26 - Tuscon, AZ - Solar Culture +
Apr 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Beautiful Noise Festival #*
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool #!
Jun 1 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge @ SOLD OUT
*w/Beach Fossils, Telescopes & Half String
# w/ The Tennis System
$ w/ Bulletins
^ w/ Cruel Summer, Slowness
+ w/ Ocean Void, No Radio
% w/ Half String, Alison's Halo
! w/ Heaven
@ w/ The Ocean Blue

You can stream and buy it at Bandcamp, or find out more at their website.

Dead Leaf Echo website

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