The taxon of bands organized as “shoegaze” by the witty and the jaded (aka music writers) is pretty diverse. A mish mash of organisms with varying degrees of feeding patterns, grazing for your likes and your money, forming a community that might not be resistent, but it’s resillient. Some species barely change, like an apex predator with a robust verbzilla and album everyone decided it … Continue reading Echodrone’s now just teasing us…
Super excited to bring you the brand new video by Shoegaze darlings, Echodrone. ‘Save Me’ hastily soars towards the sky, trembling the ground with supersonic waves of proper shoegaze. Past, Preset and Future. their upcoming album, is a feast of warm reverb, dreamy soundscapes, and a hazy vast panorama, a reminder that shoegaze has a lot of soulin each layer of its intricate form. Gliding … Continue reading Video: Echodrone – Save Me
2015. We wave goodbye to this year and just like any other before (and after), there were high and lows. This Shithole of a Website (TM) was supposed to close and we are still here, wondering what it all means and when is it really time to call it quits. It’ll be a whimper, not a bang, but that’s a discussion for another day. In … Continue reading The Great Promo Hunt – Best of 2015
Nota: Si el widget no funciona, escucha el podcast directo en Mixcloud. Lo prometido es deuda y es hora de cumplirle al estimado público de este podcast. Todas las peticiones que nos hicieron llegar por los distintos medios de comunicación que utilizamos son cumplidas en esta emisión. Recuerden que estamos en Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Skype, Instagram y hasta por paloma mensajera. Gracias por este primer … Continue reading Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Peticiones
Nota: Si el widget no funciona, escúchalo directo en Mixcloud o descarga la app para Android o IOs. Rebobinando: Siempre he sido partidario de buscar nuevos sonidos. Creo que desde la primaria nunca fui muy afecto a los que escuchaban los demás, por muchas razones, pero para este escrito dejémoslo en que siempre he sido un huraño que encuentra más “reciprocidad” en un playlist coqueto … Continue reading Podcast: Radio Chaneque – Escuchad el presagio del Piano Man
Outside, the snow was falling slowly. A morning that started overcast soon gave a small warning of sleet, following by a decisively strong flurry. The usual silence that greeted me on my walk through the city’s shortcuts was replaced by an ululating whisper that turned into howls in the narrow ginnels. Still, I managed to be early and I could see the fluffy snowflakes circling … Continue reading Review: Echodrone – Five
I’m pretty sure there’s a tablet with commandments for this Shithole of a Website (TM) called Sloucher where we admit loving Shoegaze. The same tablet also confesses our love for John Hughes films and a love of cover versions, as they bring a whole new layer to a song we love and cherish. Echodrone has fantastic songs of their own and have previously dabbled into cover songs … Continue reading Premiere: Echodrone – Octopussy
It’s no secret that Shoegaze is a very much loved genre in this Shithole of a Website (TM) called Sloucher. Is it the inherent dreaminess of the sounds? Is it the sometimes whispered vocals? Is it the slight scary undertones of some songs? Whatever it is, our goose pimples are on the draw and all hairs on the back of our neck are ready to stand whenever those reverb & echo drenched notes arrive.
And for the cornucopia of bands we’ve found that do the genre, Echodrone is simply one of the best we’ve encountered. A serendipitous email and some very late reviews later and we’ve found the essence of the band still lingering in the halls of this joint.
So, an interview was not only a necessity, but a privilege. We got in touch with the band and Meredith Gibbons (vocals), Brandon Dudley (bass) and Eugene Suh (vocals, guitars) were kind enough to take our questions.
The 80s sometimes feel like a hazy, distant memory (well, they are 30 years ago – gulp!) For all the rose-tinted nostalgia, there were a lot of bad things happening (see: Cold War, Reaganomics, Earthquakes, Punky Brewster*, etc). Continue reading “Echodrone – Mixtape for Duckie”