Living in Gainesville for four years taught me lots of things, and one of them was that there existed in Central and Northern Florida a hotbed of talented punk and emo bands. I watched groups like Gainesville's Dikembe and Orlando's You Blew It! play house shows before they signed to Tiny Engines and Topshelf Records, respectively, and I discovered Orlando's Henrietta when they put out a split with Tallahassee's Echo Base (who they will hit the road with this summer - dates in the replies) and South Florida's Gillian Carter. Henrietta, which will release its debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding, on August 28 via Animal Style, had a few older EPs which I then checked out at the time - and...
Today we're very excited to share a cut from Echo Base's upcoming debut full-length, Some Legacy. "God Dammit, Phaynes" is named after AP.net's favorite curmudgeonly user, and is the final track on the record. If you've enjoyed the recent surge in "twinkle" bands, make sure to check this out - Echo Base are poised to challenge Dads for the title of "best two-piece emo band." The album, set to be released independently on September 3rd, can be pre-ordered at Bandcamp for a minimum of $5 with all digital sales going towards pressing the record on vinyl.
You can stream a new Echo Base song called "Have You Had a Nü-Castle Brown Ale" (RIYL: Topshelf Records) on their Bandcamp; it appears on a new compilation called Welcome to Tallahassee! and will also be on the band's forthcoming debut LP.
Echo Base (RIYL: You Blew It!, Algernon Cadwallader), Henrietta (RIYL: As Cities Burn, From Indian Lakes) and Gillian Carter have released a three-way split. It can be streamed and downloaded for pay-what-you-want on the Die Young Records Bandcamp page and it can purchased on CD format here.
We've got a featured stream for you guys today from Tallahassee, FL's Echo Base. The two-piece plays indie punk in the vein of Algernon Cadwallader and Florida brethren You Blew It! Head to the replies or their AP.net Profile to check out "No, Yeah..." which comes from their new EP, Keep Your Expectations Reasonable. The EP is available for pay-what-you-want download on their Bandcamp, and any donations for the EP will be used to press it on vinyl in the future.
Tallahassee, FL-based two-piece Echo Base has released its debut EP, Keep Your Expectations Reasonable. It's available for pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp, with all donations going toward a vinyl pressing of the five-track release. They're a new band, so RIYL: You Blew It! and Dikembe.