Live Concert Photography: Dead Leaf Echo and Landing at Pete’s Candy Store 11/19/16
Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site throughout its six-year history, you’ve come across a handful of posts on the Brooklyn-based shoegazer rock and art collective Dead Leaf Echo. And over that period of time the members of the collective have seen a growing national and international profile as they’ve played sets at several of the country’s largest and best known festivals, have opened for a list of renowned and well-regarded bands including The Wedding Present, A Place to Bury Strangers, . . . And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Psychedelic Furs, Chapterhouse, Ulrich Schnauss, Weekend, Lorelei, The Ocean Blue, The Warlocks, Beach Fossils, and The Telescopes ,and have made appearances on KEXP‘s John in the Morning and on Nic Harcourt’s KCSN show.
Since the 2013 release of the band’s 4AD Records-inspired full-length debut effort Thought and Language and its follow up true.deep.sleeper EP, the members of the band have been working on their much-anticipated sophomore, full-length effort while releasing the occasional single including the cassette tape edition of the “Lemonhart” 7 inch. And as you might recall, I recently wrote about “Lemonheart,” a single that further cements their reputation for lush, shimmering shoegaze and dream pop in the vein of RIDE, Swervedriver and Slowdive. However, the 7 inch’s B-side “sparks.fly.from.a.kiss” revealed a thorough change in sonic direction as layers of swirling and buzzing guitar chords and skittering, four-on-the-floor-like drum programming and boom bap beats to create a swaggering and strutting song that sounds indebted to Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain and while being among their most scorching and abrasive single, just underneath is a passionate, swooning declaration of love.
The members of the band are finishing up a lengthy Fall tour to support the release of the “Lemonhead” 7 inch cassette tape edition and it included a stripped down half-acoustic set at Pete’s Candy Store last Saturday. Check out the remaining tour dates below, followed by photos.
Fall/Winter 2016 Dates:
11.25 – Nashville. TN @ TBD
12.03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortleib’s
Comprised of husband and wife and founding duo Aaron Snow and Adrienne Snow and Daron Gardner (bass), the Stafford Springs, CT-based indie rock act Landing have specialized in a difficult to pigeonhole sound that possess elements of shoegaze, ambient rock, space rock and other genres. And since their formation in 1998 under the original name of May Landing, the band has released 10 full-length albums including their most recent, Complekt which was released earlier this year and 8 EPs.