Monday, August 23, 2010

Echo Orbiter Celebrate Record Release with First Live Show in Nine Years

It's been nine years since Echo Orbiter ran with the Elephant 6 gang, so we are proud to announce the band's first show in nine years!

There’s nothing like recording and releasing a new album to get the mysterious Echo Orbiter back on stage. The Philadelphia neo-psychedelic group will be taking the stage at Johnny Brenda’s (one of the ultimate and intimate clubs to play in) in Philadelphia on September 18th for their first show since 2001 to celebrate the release of their latest album, Euphonicmontage. The album, due out September 28th is a sonic montage of fuzzed up guitars, sounds that come out of left field and unexpected breakdowns. Echo Orbiter will be playing a set that features tracks from their fifteen-year career played by the original line-up: Justin Emerle (guitar), Colin Emerle (bass), and Jeremiah Steffen (drums). Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen will be on the bill to support the band on this epic occasion.

This is a truly momentous performance. Echo Orbiter, it seemed had played its last live show in 2001. But, now, nine years later, the suggestion to play live again was all it took to get the ball rolling. “When the idea for the show was presented, I was actually surprised how quickly Colin and I decided to give it a shot”, says Justin Emerle. “It began as a small five-song set with just the two of us with acoustic guitars; it quickly evolved into a full blown live set with our original drummer getting back on board and a couple of friends helping out with other guitars and keyboards and such." A band who has been focusing on the studio for nearly ten years is likely to rack up quite a catalog, which can make choosing a set list a challenge, "It's going to be fun to play again,” says Colin Emerle, “We used to have about 30 songs to choose from back in the day, now we have over 400 to choose from. It's been fun just to go over the tracks to choose what to actually play live."

Echo Orbiter Record Release Party
Johnny Brenda's
September 18th, 2010
1201 N. Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA
With Special Guest Joe Jack Talcum (The Dead Milkmen)