(((O))) Category: Features

Under the Influence with Rachel Grimes

 US composer and pianist Rachel Grimes is set to release a new album titled The Way Forth on November 1st via Temporary Residence Ltd. It is a folk opera and film based on “an experiential, non-linear journey following generations of Kentucky …

Under the Influence with Red Arms

(photo by Jess Baird)Red Arms are a four-piece band out of London, Ontario Canada. The band has been making noise pop / post-punk music since 2013 and on September 13th they released their first full-length album titled Critical State via Yeah Right! R …

Under the Influence with Slowly (Charlie Berger)

Toronto based shoegaze artist Charlie Berger is your typical hardworking musician. He performs in several shoegaze inspired bands such as Soft Wounds, With Hidden Noise, Tonemirror, Lacquer and Slowly. He also runs a DIY label called Lossleader Records …

Under the Influence with An Orchestrated Impulse (+ Exclusive track premiere)

(Photo credit: An Orchestrated Impulse)Collaborations are so very cool, often bringing together people from different backgrounds and ideas and creating something extraordinary. This upcoming release by An Orchestrated Impulse is no exception. “An Orch …

Under the Influence with Three Days from Retirement

Edinburgh post-rock band Three Days From Retirement are set to release their new album Empty Chinese Cities via Infinite Hive on November 22 via streaming platforms. It’s an album “inspired by love, death and a fascinating article about social migratio …

Under the Influence with Luggage (+ Exclusive Track Premiere)

Chicago-based post-punk trio Luggage have announced the release of their third full-length, Shift, due out on November 22nd. Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with Matthew Barnhart (Shearwater, The New Year) handling the engineering duties, the a …

Under the Influence with Oliver Patrice Weder

Oliver Patrice Weder is a Swiss musician and composer who is now based between Amsterdam and London. On November 1st, he is set to release his debut album titled OPW via SA Recordings. Oliver explains that, “OPW is a collection of tracks from …

Under the Influence with Adriaan de Roover

(Photo by Naser Kianersi)Belgian producer Adriaan de Roover is set to release the debut album Leaves on October 11th (video of the full album, recorded at Antwerp’s Bourla Theater located just below). “Looking for a more simple, tranquil and focused wa …

Under the Influence with MNGWA

(Photo by Pavel Boiko)MNGWA is an eight-piece Canadian Latin psych-rock band based in Vancouver. They take “…the spirit and groove of cumbia and integrate it with elements of psych-rock, hip hop, salsa and reggae.” In August they released their debut …

Under the Influence with Traps

TRAPS is a noise/math rock band from Thanet, UK. They are currently working on an EP titled The Fighter which, as the band states via their Bandcamp page, will “be out later this year (whichever year it maybe when you are reading this)”. I hope that me …

Under the Influence with Tristan Eckerson

I met, Ohio based pianist and composer, Tristan Eckerson back in October 2016. He was on tour and made a stop in the city I live in. One of the bands that opened for him was my band. I felt lucky to have been asked and lucky to have been there to exper …

Under the Influence with Billie Gale

Oakland based Billie Gale released their debut album Imprint on September 20th. The band is named after vocalist/songwriter Beth Garber’s late mother and the album “documents the mourning and healing processes Beth underwent after her mother’s sud …

Under the Influence with Fime

(Photo by Anna Bouchard)On October 11th, LA-based Fime will be releasing their debut EP titled Sprawl. The songs were recorded and produced by “Melina Duterte (Jay Som) at the bands’ LA house (which they share with Duterte)”. How cool is that? Very. Eq …

Under the Influence with Grey Mcmurray

Brooklyn based super-collaborator Grey Mcmurray has released his first solo album titled Stay Up on September 20th via figureight records. The album is described as “uniquely expressive, ranging from sweetly melodic passages, to huge open plains of cho …

Under the Influence with ESSi

(Photo by Christoph Carr)New York City duo ESSi, made up of Jessica Ackerley (vocals, guitar) and Rick Daniel (drums, electronics) are set to release their album Vital Creatures on October 4th via Ramp Local. Our own David Jackson recently re …

Under the Influence with A Lily (James Vella)

(Photo by Mark Vella)Today’s Under the Influence (UTI) artist is someone we often work with here at Echoes and Dust when putting together UTIs etc for other artists. The tables are now turned and we have the pleasure of shining a spoltlight on his work …

Under the Influence with Aweful

(Photo by Patrick Houdek)Chicago’s Aweful released their debut EP ME ME ME via BeerCan Records on August 2nd of this year. The trio includes Traci Trouble (HotLips Messiah), Lucy Dekay (Mystery Actions) and Izzy Price (Velcro Lewis Group …

Black Moth announce indefinite hiatus and two farewell gigs.

Black Moth announce indefinite hiatus and farewell shows.

Under the Influence with Dallas Acid

(Photo by Barbara FG)Dallas Acid are a synth-heavy dreampop/ambient trio from Austin, Texas. They’ve signed to All Saints Records and announced a new album due out on November 1st. They recently released the title track from the album, The Spriral …

Under the Influence with Wolf & Moon

(Photo by Bake)Berlin based folk/indie duo Wolf & Moon, is made up of Stefanie & Dennis. They first met in the Netherlands and started writing music together ever since. In January they released their debut album Before It Gets Dark via AD …

Under the Influence with Husbandry

On September 13th, New York based quartet Husbandry self-released their second full length album A Port In A Storm. The album is made up of eight hard-hitting tracks, each with its own unique time signatures, showcasing the band’s ability to marry the …

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