In the sea of demos I swim in daily I must say there are many times I think hope for an original act that features actual musicians and talent,may be a lost concept.This realization has been known to drive me to drink. In my efforts to intoxicate the songs playing in my head I witnessed,what I consider to be an indie miracle. Catching the final hour of a live show by the indie alternative band ECHO and DRAKE. I was immediately starry eyed,mouth dropped open,tingles and everything. Every member of this band dominates their instrument , lead singer Jon Ericson included.The lyrics were smart and original and the compositions were innovative and intelligent.
The music owned the crowd.Seemed to have a hypnotic grasp on the audience.I was stopped in my tracks, totally engulfed in the performance.For the record, I have paid hundreds of dollars to see a band that made me marvel this way at the power of music.What struck me the most is that when I approached the band they all seemed humble and seemingly unaware that they are "One" and not one of many.This inspired me and forced me then to obsessively Google the music and saturate myself with it .Listening to their demo infrantically.Luckily their album is set to release in the fall. I have high hopes for these fellas,any band that can give good live show like they give good live show has got my full attention.
Jay-Z, I hear you have been swimming in indie music looking for the next big talent.This is it !!
Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/echoanddrake
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