Brooklyn disco pop duo Sensual Harassment have turned Dead Leaf Echo’s ‘Kingmaker’ into a 80’s disco banger!
Dead Leaf Echo just returned from the West Coast playing with Beach Fossils and The Telescopes atThe Echo. They’ll continue touring the West along with LA gazers Tennis System and have recently headlined the 20th anniversary of the indie gatheringBeautiful Noise Festival held in the desert of Arizona, along with Captured Tracks band Half String.
They also just completed an east coast tour withSlumberland band Lorelei and played SXSWsupporting The Ocean Blue and The Warlocks. They will also be playing The Ocean Blue’s sold out NY show in June. Furthermore, DLE are also scoring an Off Broadway production of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo Juliet’, you can buy tickets here.
Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo is an art collective that is releasing their debut LP “Thought and Language” this Spring. The album has clear4AD 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).
They are currently topping the CMJ Top 20 indie charts. They played live on KEXP’s John in the Morning and were recently featured as ‘Song Of The Day’ and are on regular rotation on KEXP as well as on Nic Harcourt’s Morning Becomes Electric on KCSN.
Previous tours and SXSW bills included The Wedding Present, A Place to Bury Strangers &And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.They festivaled in 2011 with The Psychedelic Fursas well as played sold out shows in 2010 opening for the reunited Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.
DLE incorporate elements of ambient,baroque, dream-pop, shoegaze, new wave, and goth, and craft every aspect of their sound and vision, with high-art as concept. Chiming guitars in twin stereo reverbs with shimmering vocals and silky basslines. Dead Leaf Echo runs the gamut of what is now possible within the contemporary underground and stands out on the NYC indie music scene.
May 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium #+
May 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool #!
Jun 1 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
July 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s %
July 12 – New York, NY – The Cake Shop %
# w/ The Tennis System
+ w/ Nightmare Air
% w/ Highspire
! w/ Heaven
@ w/ The Ocean Blue
Praise for Dead Leaf Echo:
““The band creates a blossoming world where Cocteau Twins and My Blood Valentine influences swirl and mix with Vladimir Nabokov and Ernest Hemingway love letters.” — The Deli Magazine
“Some of the best live music in the city” —Time Out NY
“Sandwiched between Ride and The Jesus & Mary Chain on the soundtrack to one of Gregg Araki’s Teenage Apocalypse films”–Philphy Mag
“Resonates like a glass of old school Absinthe”–The Huffington Post
“A post-Romantic approach to music, fashion, even New York City itself….. is the kind of wisdom Robert Smith masterfully conjured in his prime”– Andrew Frisicano
“I bet Phil Spector in all his deranged glory never imagined a wall of sound quite as massive and tidal as the one that these guys construct.”–Jasper Coolidge (Jenyk)