Wednesday 27 June 2012

Echo Lake's Beautifully Wild Peace (Vale Peter Hayes)

A short, bittersweet post. The excellent London dream pop band Echo Lake finally bring forth their debut record Wild Peace on Slumberland Records, and it's the best release the label has put out thus far this year. The beautiful symmetry of dense guitar noise and precise rhythms with the vocals of Linda Jarvis adds up to a bewitching listen from beginning to end. You can grab Wild Peace here, and have a listen to two tracks from the album below. While supplies last there are LPs on limited edition white vinyl, with an optional bundle that combines the white vinyl LP with a poster, a sticker, 2 badges and a sporty Echo Lake tote bag. Sweet - get in fast!!

Unfortunately it comes with sad tidings, as drummer Peter Hayes passed away on Monday at the tender age of 25 from complications from a long-term illness. Best wishes go out to Hayes' family, friends and bandmates at this incredibly difficult time. You can read an appreciation, and make a donation to a memorial fund here, whilst the band's statement about/to Hayes can be read here.

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