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.

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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)