Dead Leaf Echo have announced a run of Fall dates with Japan’s Acid Mothers Temple. The band is touring in support of their third LP, ‘The Mercy of Women’. Stream it here. Dates below.
Influenced by a pandemic-induced recording process that stretched over several years, ‘The Mercy of Women’ shows Dead Leaf Echo exploring sounds that are both more intense and accessible than ever before. Long-known for their unique mixture of shoegaze and guitar-driven pop, ‘The Mercy of Women’ will appeal to old and new fans alike.
LG Galleon started writing the songs that would become ‘The Mercy of Women’ in 2017, shortly after the release of their last LP ‘Beyond.Desire’. In 2019, the band had just wrapped a tour of the West Coast, debuting some of the new songs in a stellar performance on KEXP’s “John in the Morning.” They flew back to New York to begin recording the album, with its release planned alongside a European tour in Autumn 2020. The pandemic scuppered the band’s plans, ultimately giving them breathing room to explore the structure and texture of the songs over the course of several years.
The album was recorded over multiple sessions and home and the practice studio, with final recordings at Studio G helmed by seasoned engineer Jeff Berner (Psychic TV, Kurt Vile). James Aparacio (Spiritualized, Depeche Mode) mixed, while Joe Lambert (Deerhunter, Moby) was brought in to master. Vinyl was cut by Lex van Coeverden (David Bowie, Cocteau Twins).
The songs encapsulate the gift that the female of the species has given, from the dance hall Hacienda passion of album opener BOO to the forlorn forgiveness of the masses in Forgivination. Over a decade since their first release, Dead Leaf Echo continue to forge their own sound and find new levels of accessibility in their sound, with shoegaze-tinged tracks like Call and Another Breath destined for college radio rotations.
‘The Mercy of Women’ is out via PaperCup Music, with the vinyl release out on Lost in Ohio. Vinyl orders are available here.
Tour dates (w/ Acid Mothers Temple)
Oct 25 – Monk’s Bar – Missoula, MT |
Oct 26 – District Bar – Spokane, WA |
Oct 27 – The Covellite Theatre – Butte MT |
Oct 28 – Palomino Smokehouse – Calgary, AB |
Oct 29 – Jackknife – Kelowna, BC |
Oct 30 – The Pearl on Granville – Vancouver, BC |
Oct 31 – Black Lab Gallery – Everett, WA |
Nov 1 – Lollipop Shoppe – Portland, OR |
Nov 3 – Darrell’s Tavern – Seattle WA |
Nov 4 – John Henry’s – Eugene, OR |
Nov 5 – The Miniplex – Arcata, CA |
Nov 6 – Starlet Room – Sacramento, CA |
Nov 7 – The Loving Cup – Reno NV |
Nov 8 – Kilowatt – San Francisco, CA |
Nov 9 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA |
Nov 10 – Zebulon – Los Angeles, CA |