Wednesday 26 August 2015

Dead Leaf Echo - Lemonheart

Article by KevW

The Sound Of Confusion favourites Dead Leaf Echo have been working on a new album with Jorge Elbrecht (Violens, Tamaryn). We have no confirmed release date for the LP as yet, but the press release hints that's just about (if not already) complete, so at a guess we can expect it later this year or early next. In the meantime, fans of the band can get there teeth into excellent first cut 'Lemonheart' which will be released on September 15th on limited edition clear 7" vinyl and download. If this acts as a signpost as to what we can expect on the full record, then we're in for a real treat.

You know how songs often build until they're soaring high above your heads? Well, 'Lemonheart' doesn't bother with the whole build part of that formula, unless you count about five seconds of guitar before the drums kick in. As soon as they do this song is up and flying, not in terms of it being particularly high-octane, it's simply grandiose enough to reach those heights in an instant, never coming back to earth until it reaches its end. Dripping with echo and chiming guitars, this is like dreampop on some pretty strong MDMA; a gorgeous, skyscraping number that seems not of this world. This is why Dead Leaf Echo are one of our favourites.

Dead Leaf Echo's website

Pre-order the single

Catch them live:

09.19 New York NY Berlin 7" Release Party + Desert Stars Pre-Party
09.25 Desert Stars Festival Pioneertown, CA w/ The Lemonheads
09.26 Desert Stars Festival Pioneertown, CA w/ Swervedriver
09.27 San Diego CA The Hideout
09.28 Fullerton CA The Continental room
09.29 TBD
09.30 San Francisco CA Hemlock Tavern w/ Cruel Summer & Sciflyer
10.01 Seattle WA Highline Bar w/ VibraGun & Black Nite Crash
10.02 Vancouver BC Hindenburg w/ Did You Die
10.03 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge w/ The Prids & Daydream Machine
10.04 TBD
10.14 CMJ Festival
10.15 CMJ festival
10.16 CMJ Festival
11.07 Boston MA TBD w/ Magic Shoppe
11.08 Albany NY TBD
11.14 Mexico City Festival Ajusco
11.15 Mexico City

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