Tag: dream pop

Echoes Top 25 for June 2014

Carl Weingarten - Life Under Stars

Top 25 for June 2014. Guitars Pluck at the Top of the Echoes Top 25 for June Three guitarists release one of their strongest albums this past month. Topping the list is Carl Weingarten’s CD of the Month For June, Life Under Stars, a beautiful pastoral tinged Americana travelogue.  John Luttrell is the newest of…

Lyla Foy in Echoes Podcast

Lyla Foy Mirrors the Sky

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-LylaFoy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSLyla Foy Talks About Mirrors the Sky in Echoes Podcast   We first met Lyla Foy in 2013 when she was recording under the guise of Wall. I was seduced by the austere, yet atmospheric songs of her EP Shoestrings, which touched a deep and resonant chord of…

New Austra Video – Habitat

Austra has been one of my favorite electronica bands of the last few years, fronted by singer Katie Stelmanis with a powerful voice that goes against the trend of fragile, ethereal-girl pop singers. They have a new EP called Habitat with the title track as their new video. It’s both bittersweet and creepy.  

Tori Amos Interview in Echoes Podcast.

Tori Amos

Progressive Pop Diva Tori Amos On Echoes Podcast. https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-ToriAmos.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Since we had Tori Amos on the air live two weeks ago, she’s enjoyed some of the greatest acclaim of her career.  Her new CD, Unrepentant Geraldines went into Billboard’s Top 200 and the singer has garnered some of…

Echoes Top 25 for May 2014

Hans Christian - Hidden Treasures

The Echoes Top 25 for May continues a trend towards chilled out vocal music but the top three slots are held by three CD of the Month picks, one vocal, two instrumental.  Lyla Foy is a relatively new artist who used to record as Wall.  Her Mirrors the Sky album, the first under her own…

Thus Owls Interview on Echoes

Thus Owls

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-ThusOwls.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe Canadian-Swedish Band Thus Owls Talk about Turning Rocks tonight on Echoes. Thus Owls’ Erika Angell is a singer who isn’t afraid to cut loose.  Like Kate Bush and Tori Amos, she takes unexpected vocal flights, but unlike them, her voice is throatier, earthier giving her vocal turns…

Lyla Foy Plays Live on Echoes

Lyla Foy

Lyla Foy Brings her Haunting Songs to Echoes Live.  A lot of modern singers can’t bring it live.  They need backing tapes, ghost vocals, and rhythm tracks, if not more.  I remember one live Echoes session where the only sound in the studio was a lone voice, barely.  Everything else, vocal harmonies, bass, guitar, drums and…

Welsh Dream Pop on Echoes

The Welsh Band 9Bach has a new CD on Realworld Records. It’s been a while since we’ve featured a Welsh band on Echoes. The last one I recall was Ceredwen, a beautifully produced project that released two albums in the late 1990s on the Real Music label. Ceredwen featured the compositions of Andrew Fryer with…

S. Carey Live on Echoes

Sean Carey

Bon Iver Drummer Creates Naturalist Dream Pop Sean Carey has spent the last few years stroking drums and providing harmony vocals behind dream folk artist Bon Iver. So it’s not surprising that when he records as S.Carey, his own music has that same slow motion melancholy feel. But Carey brings some other elements to his…

Tori Amos Live on Echoes

Tori Amos Singing

Tori Amos is an icon among singer-songwriters.  Her 1992 solo debut, Little Earthquakes still resonates more than 22 years later and now that she’s hit 50, Amos is showing no signs of mellowing in a music that is as politically and socially charged and as musically adventurous as ever.  Tomorrow, May 13, she’ll release Unrepentant…