NYC-based dream pop act Dead Leaf Echo have released their new single, “Kingmaker.” The song is four minutes of shimmering, Cocteau-esque bliss rock that’s sure to make any shoegazer feel waves of cool nostalgia wash over them.
“Kingmaker” was mixed by legendary 4AD producer John Fryer, and is the first single from the band’s forthcoming debut LP. The song is available on 7-inch via Custom Made Music, backed with exclusive track “I Belong.” The first 100 people to order the 7-inch will receive limited, hand-screened copies. Check out Dead Leaf Echo’s official site to see a preview of how the hand-screened art will look.
A 7-inch release party for “Kingmaker” will be held at Spike Hill in Brooklyn on February 4, where Dead Leaf Echo, Apollo Heights, Her Vanished Grace, and Washerwoman will all perform live. Perfect Prescription DJs Stephan C and Voidsong spin between bands.
Take a listen to “Kingmaker,” and check out Dead Leaf Echo’s tour dates below.
02/04 – Brooklyn, NY – Spike Hill (“Kingmaker” 7-inch Release Party)
02/09 – Chicago, IL – Darkroom
02/10 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
02/11 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
03/07 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
03/08 – Washington, DC – Velvet Lounge
03/09 – Chapel Hill, NC – Nitelight
03/10 – Atlanta, GA – TBA
03/11 – New Orleans, LA – TBA
03/12 – Houston, TX – Dean’s
03/13-17 – Austin, TX – SXSW