Dead Heart Bloom

Dead Heart Bloom releases 3rd EP in a year

A series of recent EP releases by Dead Heart Bloom sees the New York City band expanding their sonic palette. Founding members Boris Skalsky and Paul Wood enlisted the recording services of Mercury Rev bassist Anthony Molina to produce three EPs over the last year. The most recent release “So It Goes,” showcases a shimmering ambiance proper of quality recordings, and leads off with the track “Broken Babylon” (streaming and free for download) which moves with a pace and sensation of flowing waves. Deliberate snare drum roll punctuation echo the style of Colm Ó Cíosóig in My Bloody Valentine, while guitars ultimately launch off into the stratosphere like a NASA space shot. Although the dense layers of keyboards and effects-heavy vocals fill the entire sonic field, every bit is audible and never feels crowded, making for a pure headphone/headtrip listing experience. The band is currently on tour, playing select shows around the east coast. - Dave Cromwell

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Psych Rock/Shoegaze songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


Dead Leaf Echo supports The Ocean Blue at Bowery this Saturday (12.21)

After maintaining a relentless touring schedule in 2013 that saw them play hundreds of shows all across the country, Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo close out the year in New York City this Saturday night (12.21) supporting 90’s dreampop legends The Ocean Blue at Bowery Ballroom (on the bill also NYC rockers Dead Heart Bloom). The release of DLE's debut album “Thought & Language” was a long time in the making, but proved to be well worth the wait. Literary in both scope and vision, the sonic qualities accompanying themes of conception, birth, childhood and ultimately a "Kingmaker" (see video below) are enveloped in a shimmering quality. Bringing in legendary 4AD producer John Fryer to mix the tracks showed a serious level of commitment to the overall sound quality. The album is now being released on vinyl, and can be ordered via their website. - Dave Cromwell