CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Hailing from Brooklyn, Echo Bloom is an eclectic mix of talent and genre. Hear them play ‘Operator’ and ‘The Swimmer’.
About the band:
After bouncing between Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Echo Bloom’s founder, Kyle Evans eventually caught the muse he was searching for in Berlin. Completely submerged in the German culture, Evans found inspiration in dusty libraries along the Spree and long, quiet bike rides through the city. He holed up in an apartment and woodshedded for months, the seclusion allowing him the perfect environment to completely focus on his work. After a few months, he left Germany with material for three records. Because each album seemed to fit into slightly different genres, Evans began thinking about them as different seasons, different countries and finally, different colors. ‘Blue’ would be the more folk-oriented of the group, ‘Red’ would be more country rock, and ‘Green’ would be more classic pop.
Finally taking root in Brooklyn, Evans drew on his diverse background, including a stint focusing on electro-acoustic recording, a home-grown love of 1960s surf rock, and a deep and abiding passion for Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals to create the intricately layered and carefully composed tracks of Blue. From traveling alone to performing as a full six-piece band, Evans and the rest of Echo Bloom continue to evolve and grow, with the upcoming release of the Red and Green albums in 2014 as well as a 28-date European tour in September.