They're the band that call themselves Nouveau New Wave...so any video from Dead Leaf Echo is going to be interesting. Take this premiere from their Kingmaker 7". The video here is an animated world of ink for that slice of vinyl's B-Side, titled "I Belong".
Dead Leaf Echo. The words are rich literature. Nabakov. Conjured images of drugged passions fading into nihilistic apprehension. An Art Project blossomed in 2006, DLE has matured rapidly since its birth now unveiling their unique style of Nouveau New Wave.
DLE has released numerous EPs, Singles and Remixes in addition to their noir film videos and heavy tour schedule prompting Time Out NY to call them "Some of the best live music in the city" The band just played Escape to NY festival and SXSW this year on bills with The Psychedelic Furs and A Place to Bury Strangers and rocked sold out shows last year opening for 90's shoegaze legends Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.
Dead Leaf Echos previous work with Ulrich Schnauss on their Pale Fire EP has now caught the attention of famed 4AD producer John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil) who has mixed their debut LP "Thought and Language" to be released next year. A concept album that follows the conception and birth of a child and his discovery of thought and language.
By incorporating elements of ambient, baroque, dream-pop, shoegaze, New Wave, and Goth, and crafting every aspect of their sound and vision, they remain one of the few left willing to work on high-art as concept. Chiming guitars in twin stereo reverbs with shimmering vocals and silky basslines DLE runs the gamut of what is now possible within the contemporary underground by running at the forefront of the indie NYC music scene.