Brooklyn's Dead Leaf Echo is a music/art collective that released their debut LP, Thought and Language, in 2013. The album had clear 4AD influences as it was mixed by John Fryer (Lush/NIN/Depeche Mode), with artwork by the label's legendary designer V23's Vaughan Oliver (Pixies/Bauhaus). The band followed in 2014 with the true.deep.sleeper EP, which saw them working with Monte Vallier (Weekend/Wax Idols)
Their latest EP, Strawberry Skin, set to arrive March 31st on PaperCup Music, and their sophomore album, due later in 2017, found Dead Leaf Echo once again working with Vallier, with contributions from Guy Fixsen (My Bloody Valentine/Wire) and Jorge Elbreht (Ariel Pink/No Joy) at Mexican Summer's studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Dead Leaf Echo will return to this year’s SXSW, celebrate with a record release party at Alphaville on May 13th before heading to Europe.
The band has done multiple, national tours over the past three years resulting in nearly 200 shows, supporting Psychedelic Furs, Modern English, Swervedriver, The Wedding Present, A Place to Bury Strangers, Trail Of the Dead, Weekend, Lorelei, The Ocean Blue, The Warlocks, Beach Fossils, Chapterhouse, Ulrich Schnauss and the Telescopes. They also headlined the 20th anniversary of the indie gathering Beautiful Noise Festival held in the desert of Arizona, have performed at NXNE, in Toronto, along with New York events, CMJ and Northside Festival.
They've constantly topped the CMJ Top 20 indie charts. They've played twice live on KEXP's John in the Morning show, and were recently featured as Song of the Day and are on regular rotation on that station as well as on Nic Harcourt's Morning Becomes Electric on KCSN.
"Some of the best live music in the city" - Time Out NY
"Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo play guitar-pop in the mold of Primal Scream and Swervedriver." - Death and Taxes