Leopold Ross and Ioanna Gika form L.A. duo IO Echo, an outfit that offer goth-shaded, shoegaze-y tracks good enough to be favorably compared to folks like Siouxsie And The Banshees and Echo & The Bunnymen. While I can certainly hear that influence and understand those touchpoints, Gika’s pretty, unobscured vocals drive the music in a poppier direction akin to someone like Niki & The Dove (they’ve also opened for Florence + The Machine in the past, and you’ll see why that makes a lot of sense). They recently signed to IAMSOUND and let their first single from their debut LP into the world, sky-scraping, uptempo pop rock track called “When The Lillies Die.” Download it below.
- IO Echo – “When The Lillies Die”Download
Ministry Of Love is out 9/11 on IAMSOUND.