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Dead Leaf Echo / Thought & Language
Album:Thought & Language Collection:General
Artist:Dead Leaf Echo Added:Aug 2013
Label:Neon Sigh 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-08-25 Pull Date:2013-10-27 
Week Ending:Oct 27Oct 20Oct 13Oct 6Sep 29Sep 22Sep 15Sep 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 02, 2014:KZSU Top 100 of 2013
4.Oct 16, 2013:Brownian Motion
2.Oct 26, 2013:Music Casserole
5.Oct 12, 2013:Music Casserole
3.Oct 23, 2013:Sunflower Sutra
6.Oct 11, 2013:Fight or Flight

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-08-20 
Shoegazey pop out of Brooklyn, brings 4AD to mind. Equal parts MBV, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Smiths (jangly guitars more than anything else), and I bet they wouldn't sound like this if Genesis never existed. A little pretentious (they call themselves nouveau wave, check out their press photos, etc.), if that still bothers you as a college radio DJ. Male vox slow, falsetto, echoed across the board. Most songs sound pretty similar to one another. No FCCs detected

1 (2:42) Quiet minute of intro, drums kick in, softly noisy, unintelligible vox at end
*2 (4:00) Poppy, synthy, dreamy, lots of ahhs
3 (4:59) Driving, alternating quiet/loud, smeared vox
4 (6:08) Sample of baby crying in the middle of this midtempo shoegaze song
5 (5:20) Loud/soft/loud, tons of synths, loud guitars here and there
6 (4:40) Jangly shoegaze-cum-prog, loud breathing sample at the end
*7 (4:18) Louder, lots going on, melded guitars/synths
8 (4:05) Slower, sentimental before picking up in jangly second half
9 (2:20) Depechey, quiet, moody
10 (3:00) Jangle guitar and hazy synthpop alternate
*11 (4:30) Upbeat, dreamy, jangly guits again, fem backing vox
12 (5:38) Downtempo, jangly percussion joins the mix
13 (4:42) 80s; imagine if the Stone Roses debut 4 years early opening for Jesus and Mary Chain
14 (2:30) Echoey, dark synths
15 (6:22) Cure influence shines through here, drawn out vox
16 (3:35) Quiet, vox literally echo here and there

Track Listing
1.Conception 9.Thought
2.Kingmaker 10.Dream Of The Soft
3.Featherform 11.Heavensent
4.Internal 12.Gesture
5.Language Of Waves 13.She Breathes
6.Memorytraces 14.Birthright (Littlename)
7.Birth 15.Flowerspeak
8.Child 16.Language