Posted in music | streams | tour dates on October 18, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Io Echo describe themselves on their Facebook as "PASTEL DOOM" which is as good a descriptor of their sound as any I've heard. Their US debut EP was released this week and while it references '80s goth and '90s shoegaze, theduo sound very now (and very L.A., where they reside). You can stream a track and watch videos below, or stream the entire EP via Spotify.

Io Echo are here for CMJ, and play the BV day party on Friday at Public Assembly (2:10 PM in the back room) which is free and you should come to if you can (call in sick!).

In addition to our party they play Bowery Ballroom tonight (10/18, 9 PM) with MNDR, Gabriel Bruce, plus MS MR, Deap Vally, and Sky Ferreira (all of whom also play our Friday day party); then Shea Stadium on Friday night (10/19, time TBA) with Har Mar Superstar, RIG 1, and Breakfast in Fur; and Union Pool on Saturday afternoon (10/20, 2:30 PM) for the free RDIO day party that also features The Luyas, Citizens!, Jesse Harris, The Lost Brothers and Emma Louise (more info here).

All dates are listed below along with music videos and song stream.


Io Echo - Eye Father

Io Echo - Stalemate

Io Echo - 2012 CMJ Dates
10/18 - Bowery Ballroom (night)
10/19 - Public Assembly (BV Day Party)
10/19 - Shea Stadium (night)
10/20 - Union Pool (RDIO day party)



Comments (14)

need another shoegaze band like i need a hole in my head

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 1:47 PM

Amazing at Glasslands last night. I nearly didn't make it in b/c of the line, but glad I did. Will definitely be coming to the BV party

Posted by Adam | October 18, 2012 1:49 PM

1:49 - They were OK but amazing is really pushing it imo.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:07 PM


Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:12 PM

They killed it last night! Best band on the bill. They def have a dreamy vibe but I wouldn't call them shoegaze myself. Thanks for an awesome show BV!

Posted by Dave | October 18, 2012 2:13 PM

I saw them at Glasslands too. Awesome performance...beautiful and unsettling.

Posted by Lindsay | October 18, 2012 2:29 PM

Dave 2:13 - Not being a dick...just wanting to discuss. You think IO Echo were better than Savages last night?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 3:02 PM

adam, dave, lindsay are iterns at their PR firm. payol@

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 3:19 PM

That first vid is beautiful

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 3:38 PM

decent show and i also like that first vid too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 9:35 AM

^smh @ buckeye shrimper

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:25 AM

good show at the bv party

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 11:45 AM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 50 mints lately.

Posted by Download Yahoo Messenger | December 10, 2012 8:12 PM

I think they are a amazing band at least to me.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 9, 2013 3:43 PM

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