Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo are a music/art collective who 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). Their latest EP true.deep.sleeper, released in 2014, saw them working with Monte Vallier (Weekend, Wax Idols).
They are in the middle of recording their 2nd LP again with Vallier and also with contributions from Guy Fixsen (MBV, WIRE) and Jorge Elbreht (Ariel Pink, No Joy) at Mexican Summer’s studio in Greenpoint. The Lemonheart 7” single was released this year and followed by a North American tour and appearance at Desert Stars Festival in Joshua Tree w/ Swervedriver and The Lemonheads.
DLE have done multiple national tours over the past two years resulting in over 160 shows and taking them to SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, Northside Festival and everywhere in between. They’ve toured with Slumberland bands Weekend, Lorelei and played SXSW supporting The Ocean Blue and the Warlocks and on the west coast playing with Beach Fossils and the Telescopes at The Echo. They also headlined the 20th anniversary of the indie gathering Beautiful Noise festival held in the desert of Arizona, along with Captured Tracks band Half String.
They’ve constantly topped the CMJ Top 20 indie charts. They’ve played twice live on KEXP’s John in the Morning, 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 Eclectic on KCSN.