Echopark drops new single “End” – Announces new album

London based Echopark fills the gap between his debut Trees and the sophomore Ties with the stunning single End; a jaw-dropping hymn that starts out precise to an almost methodic degree, explodes in an epic chorus and evolves into a sonic mash of a finale. End anticipates Echopark’s second album Ties, out on March 10,  released digitally and on a limited edition transparent blue vinyl that you can pre-order from our European and North American stores while listening to the song!

Echopark – Brother

Here’s Echopark new video for the song Brother! Premiered by Clash Music, this clip is a live recording shot by Giorgio GIannoccaro at Sudestudio. Brother is the new single from the album Trees. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, DO IT NOW!

Echopark – Trees

echopark - trees

echopark – trees


From: ***@wwnbb.net
To: ***@gmail.com
Date: 15 April 2013 01:52
Subject: album di debutto Echopark

«Ho preso un volo per Londra, sono atterrato a Heathrow. Taxi fino al centro. Non credere a quello che dicono: gli ostelli sono brutti. Vado dritto a Whitechapel, dove abita Antonio Elia Forte. È di Lecce ma vive qui da anni. Suona roba elettronica e ho visto su facebook che si fa chiamare Echopark. Mette su il tè e mi mostra delle foto della sua Puglia mentre fuori piove. Dice che Lecce gli ricorda Echo Park, quella di Los Angeles, con gli skater, i surfisti, la scena delle band e il sole. Gli chiedo cosa c’è di quelle immagini dentro la sua musica. Mi risponde “la luce”. Gli chiedo se posso mettere su il suo disco mentre aspettiamo. Alza le spalle e sorride. C’è un demo con una scritta a pennarello rosso. Mi piacciono subito certi suoni un po’ Animal Collective un po’ Morr un po’ Postal Service, ma con il 100% di gioia in più. Cassa dritta, un paesaggio disteso e la testa che parte per le vacanze. Non è un caso che il primo singolo si chiami Teleportation. Non è un caso che in scaletta ci siano anche cose come Mountain, Raindrops, Waves. E poi il disco si intitola proprio Trees, e riesce a parlare di Natura attraverso dei synth. Però c’è qualcosa nei riverberi sovrapposti della sua voce, qualcosa di grandioso ma anche di molto vicino, non so come spiegarlo. Glielo chiedo. Mi risponde “la luce” e sorride ancora. Scherza, ma in qualche modo ha ragione: è un disco di elettronica registrato tutto in cameretta, ma alla fine puoi dirne quel che vuoi tranne che sia freddo. Al contrario. E più tardi, mentre usciamo, sulla moquette porpora delle scale, mi viene in mente la parola che cercavo: “radiosa”. Questa musica lo è, dalla prima all’ultima nota.»

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From: ***@wwnbb.net
To: ***@gmail.com
Date: 15 April 2013 01:52
Subject: Echopark’s debut album

«Took a charter flight on a DC-10 to London. Landed at Heathrow. Took a cab to the city center. Don’t let people lie to you: hostels are for the ugly. I go straight to Whitechapel: there lives Antonio Elia Forte. He’s from Lecce, down the heel of the Italian peninsula, but he’s lived here in London for years. Antonio plays electronic music and I noticed on facebook that his bandname is Echopark. Antonio turns on the boiler for some tea and shows me some pictures of Puglia, his home-region in Italy, while outside it’s pooring rain. He tells me that his home town Lecce reminds him of Echo Park, the Los Angeles neighborhood with surfers, bands and sun. I ask him what of that imaginary seeps in his music. He replies: “the light.” I ask if I can play his album while we hang out. He shrugs and smiles. I immediately like the sound, there’s a bit of Animal Collective, a little of Morr Music, and a bit of Postal Service, but 100% more joyous. A straight forward kick, a nice landscape and your head is on the best holiday ever! It is no coincidence that the first single is called Teleportation. It is no coincidence that in the songlist there are also titles like Mountain, Raindrops, Waves. And it is no coincidence that the album is titled Trees and it can talk about Nature through synthesizers. But there is something special in the overlapping reflections of his voice, something great but also very near, I don’t know how to explain it, so I ask. “The light” he replies, and then smiles again. He’s joking but I know that he’s right: this album was all conceived and recorded in Antonio’s bedroom in cold London, but there’s nothing cold about the sound! And I realize it when we finally go out from his place and I find the word I was looking for to describe Echopark’s music: radiant! From the first to the last song!.»

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Eleven slices of kaleidoscopic home-made pop” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Layered pop that sounds not unlike a kissing cousin to Youth Lagoon” – Under The Radar

“This is shit you should be buying” – The405

NEXT GIGS:
17.04.13 London @ The Monarch (Camden) w/Rina Sawayama [UK]
22.04.13 London @ The Old Blue Last (Shoreditch) w/V e e n, Celestial Trax + Club The Mammoth Djs [UK]
24.04.13 London @ The Birthdays (Dalston) w/Blackbird Blackbird [UK]

Echopark “Teleportation” video premiere

Today The Line of Best Fit premieres the new video for Echopark‘s “Teleportation” off his debut LP “Trees” The video was directed, shot and edited by Valentina Dell’Aquila.

Trees’ is released worldwide on 16th April as a digital download/CD by WWNBB & Enclaves

For a look at the band check out below:
01.04.13 Lecce @ Sudestudio, w/Love the Unicorn, Dola J Chaplin, Jolly Mare, Flowers or razorwire [ITA]
17.04.13 London @ The Monarch (Camden) w/Rina Sawayama [UK]
24.04.13 London @ The Birthdays (Dalston) w/Blackbird Blackbird [UK]