Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Troop Of Echoes

I can honestly say I've never heard a band quite like A Troop Of Echoes. Though they may be instrumental, they sound like no other instrumental band out there. A saxophone takes the same role as the vocals would in a traditional rock band, at the lead of the songs. The rhythm section also stands out, as drummer Dan Moriarty and bassist Harrison Hartley keep the songs going strong. A Troop Of Echoes latest album Days In Automation is a perfect crossover record between the rock and jazz crowds, with those jazzy arrangements surrounded by rock instrumentation. And for those who like a bit more experimentation, many of the tracks add some more unusual instrumentation such as vibes, moog, and happy apple. It's not common that I get to write about such a unique band. A Troop Of Echoes brings the creativity and willingness to experiment not found often in bands these days, and deserve much greater popularity than they already have. Please help the band out, by streaming and purchasing their album on their Bandcamp page here. They also expect to have a new EP out in summer.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great debut, but the production of the saxophone is so aggressively irritating. I realize it's analogous to Yellowcard's quirks with its Violin play, but it just comes off arrogant in a lot of the songs with how it drowns out everything else. Hopefully future releases will see a more even production scale.