Earlier today we rolled out Dead Leaf Echo's blissful video for "Kingmaker". It's a nice look and listen to the ambiance their forthcoming LP will offer. But bands of this ilk really shine in the live environment, which is why this video premiere of "Language of The Waves". The video was captured at the Knitting Factory in BK, under a blanket of mind altering projections. It's all very fitting...a loud and live look at a guitar band do what they do best, in an environment they excel in. The band's debut LP will be released on March 5th.
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.