Philadelphia has been something of a boom town for the emo revival. From the home grown bands to the talent moving here, Philly is hot right now! So I was super excited to stumble across Echo Lad. The 3 piece math/emo outfit is a cross between Don Caballero, Cap n Jazz, and Braid. Interesting start/stop rhythms, complex guitar lines that mix with beautiful melodies, Echo Lad’s self-titled full-length has a little bit of everything. Instrumental pieces that would fit perfectly in Don Cab’s discography to heavy hitting emo/twinkle songs that revival the best the genre has to offer right now. This record is one of the best albums I’ve heard this year!
You can check out Echo Lad’s record and pay what you want at https://echolad.bandcamp.com/album/echo-lad. And as always, if you dig the record, like the band’s Facebook page, go to a show, and show your support for great independent music.