The Brooklyn orchestral folk band Echo Bloom has been busy lately. Over the past 5 years, they've released 3 albums as a part of a series influenced by the songs on their 2008 debut record, "Jamboree." This trilogy came about when founder-frontman Kyle Evans found that his favorite songs from "Jamboree" were all told through different genres, and so he wanted to explore those specific aesthetics across 3 different releases.
The last of these albums, "Green," will come out on March 9, and recently, the band shared another song that reveals the deep pop tendencies that this one will explore. They've already given us a couple of glimpses into its inner workings, but their latest single, "Song for Steven," fully commits to this pop investigation and finds the band working through their own dense influences while simultaneously reshaping them.
Buoyed by a breezy percussive skeleton and a series of loose-knit guitar riffs, the track sails along on a jangly indie pop wave. The melody extends for miles, becoming inextricably entangled with the surrounding musical landscape. There's a bit muscle tucked away in there as well, just to keep the energy moving and providing the required foundation from which the band can deliver their expertly fresearched pop treatise.
Check out the song and the band's upcoming tour dates below.
03.01 - Geno's (Portland, ME)
03.03 - Robin Hood Free Meeting House (Georgetown, ME)
03.06 - Thunder Road (Boston, MA)
03.09 - Dawson's Pub (Philadelphia, PA)
03.10 - Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington, DC)
03.17 - Downsquares (Baltimore, MD)
03.31 - Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn, NY)