Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dead Leaf Echo - Tour & Chapterhouse Support

Dead Leaf Echo embark on East Coast Tour

Opens for Chapterhouse on October 3rd

Roll out latest release

It is an exciting time at the moment for Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo. In addition to a select placement of CMJ shows (including a Deli Showcase) and a trip up to Boston in November, the band find themselves supporting the much ballyhooed reunited Chapterhouse at their Bell House show on Sunday, October 3rd. All of this ties in perfectly with the October 12 release of their latest recording “Truth.” This 7 song follow up to their debut “Pale Fire” boast the mixing talents of noted studio guru John Fryer. The single "Half-Truth" weaves together luxuriant keyboard textures, three-quarter time guitar arpeggios and marching band rat-a-tat snare drum as accompaniment for LG’s relaxed vocals. "Pale Fire" is over seven minutes of atmospheric guitars, distinct percussive momentum, cathedral inspired vocal harmonies and dramatic build-ups. With all that's currently happening around this band, it appears Dead Leaf Echo plans on taking things to the next level.




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Mr Smork said...

they sound a bit retro or maybe late 60's to me... don't know how they look, cause my attention was all on girl...
anyway, thanks for introducing, dave :)

DaveCromwell said...

You're welcome, Mr. Smork.

They are a group of attractive and talented musicians. I've had the pleasure of catching a number of their live shows over the last year - and will be seeing them again very soon.

More features about them on the way.

ViewFromSpookysDoghouse said...

This brief by Dave is an excellent short burst that seemed effortless for the seasoned writer that he has come to be, judging by the ease with which I absorbed it. Though truncated by the limits imposed by Deli Magazine, where I first made contact with it, it abounds with the same insightful descriptions that we've come to expect from this blogspot's longer manifestations.

As for Dead Leaf Echo, a name I really like, they seem to resemble a band where Dolores of The Cranberries joined The Sundays, but sang background instead of lead vocals. The reason for this was because the lead singer role was already occupied by a Harry instead of a Harriett.

DaveCromwell said...

Intersting point of view, VFSD. I'm sure the band will be interested in reading your impressions and comparisons.

And of course, thank you for the kind words re my writing.

Anonymous said...

Great review Dave!

DaveCromwell said...

Glad you like, Anouk.

The current Brooklyn/New York City music scene (and community) is producing a number of interesting bands. Dead Leaf Echo is one who is clearly on my radar.

Anonymous said...

They sound quite languid and layed back vocally . Guitars remind me a bit of Lush ... Another one to keep my eye on DC.

DaveCromwell said...

Good description of their sound Mr. VP (no surprises there as you have a history of doing this sort of thing).

Can't say I'm surprised by your "Lush" point of reference either. ;-)

Perhaps a VPME feature on them at some point?