Intro –> OKAY RUNAWAY
We will always appreciate a band that is brave enough to jump in and out of different genres and styles. Why confine yourself to a small pigeonhole when you have the ability and inspiration to make music however you so choose. Be free! One such band is our recent find Echo Mind.
If you had to describe the Provo, Utah based band’s music I guess you could lump it into the alternative rock genre but that has become so wide a range that Echo Mind can experiment and still stay true to their own original sound. Upon listening you can hear distinct influence of rock, jazz, pop, blues, and even folk sounds. Somehow Echo Mind brings it all together in such a catchy way that the songs are destined for large crowd singalongs. The band only formed in late 2013 but has been hard at work building a strong following.
Recently Echo Mind released a 4 song EP to get their music out there in more people’s hands. It is a little raw and lo-fi but that may make the band feel even more approachable to the casual listener. The record opens with “Okay Runaway”. It is a very pop-friendly rock track that grooves along with a memorable guitar hook that will have heads bopping. There is a more ethereal feel to “Honestly” where the vocals are poured out with real emotion. The vocal harmonies are a little rough but a more high end mastering would smooth it out just fine. The just vocal opening to “Move Along” transforms into a full on classic rock attack with more switches and turns than you can shake a stick at. This is fun songwriting that shows some true potential for the future of Echo Mind. Keep an eye on these guys at:http://echomindband.com/
@ are a playful and driven indie band who refuse to get stuck in a box in terms of style and sonic variety. They love to jump over lines and definitions by creating a dynamic blend of rock, jazz, pop, blues and folk, effortlessly blending these musical traditions into a personable and infectious groove: think Neil Young jamming with The Gaslight Anthem and Ryan Adams!
Echo Mind’s fuzzy cartoon aesthetics and lo-fi recordings make for a pleasant and direct organic feel. Such a genuine and understated aura around the band allows them to appear spontaneous and natural, even when dealing with different genres and ideas.
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Echo Mind is an Alternative, Indie, roots, pop/rock and whatever else we feel like playing, that was started in November 2013.
Logan Moffett: Vocals, Guitar.
Alan Cottle: Guitar, Vocals.
Mitch Price: Drums.
Andrew Christiansen: Bass, Vocals.
Echo Mind has a unique syncopated sound that doesn’t hold to any specific genre. Their unique sound derives from Influences in classic and modern rock, jazz, pop, blues and folk music traditions. The band is gaining praise from fans as well as industry professionals.