LPR’s INDIEROUND series features fresh indie rock and pop artists in a uniquely immersive setting: the venue’s one-of-a-kind circular stage. With artists performing “in the round” while surrounded on all sides by the audience, the series offers a perspective and experience that literally has cutting-edge and inspiring live music as its central focus.
Veteran NY psych-pop act Shana Falana just released her new LP Here Comes The Waves, her 2nd with Team Love Records. Emerging from New York’s vast drone/psych scene, Shana combines live looping of reverb-drenched vocals and guitar with tribal drums and stunning visual projections. Her live experience has often been described as transcendental.
“Psychedelic dream pop dashed on the rocks of goth defiance” -Stereogum
“If you want to zone out, Shana Falana’s alluring debut LP gives many opportunities to do so.” -Pitchfork
Dead Leaf Echo
Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo is a music/art collective that released their debut LP “Thought and Language” in 2013. The album had clear 4AD influences as it was mixed by John Fryer (Lush, NIN, Depeche Mode) with artwork by the label’s legendary designer V23’s Vaughan Oliver (Pixies, Bauhaus). Their latest EP “true.deep.sleeper” released in 2014 saw them working with Monte Vallier (Weekend, Wax Idols) They are in the middle of recording their 2nd LP again w/ Vallier and also contributions from Guy Fixsen (MBV, WIRE) + Jorge Elbreht (Ariel Pink, No Joy) at Mexican Summer’s studio in Greenpoint. A 7″ single was released in September followed by a North American tour and appearance at Desert Stars Festival in Joshua Tree w/ Swervedriver and The Lemonheads
DLE did multiple national tours over the past 2 years resulting in over 160 shows and taking them to SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, Northside Festival and Europe. They’ve opened for Patti Smith and supported The Ocean Blue and the Warlocks on the east coast and on the West Coast playing with Beach Fossils and the Telescopes at The Echo. They also headlined the 20th anniversary of the indie gathering Beautiful Noise festival held in the desert of Arizona, along with Captured Tracks band Half String.
They’ve constantly topped the CMJ Top 20 indie charts. They’ve played twice live on KEXP’s John in the Morning and were recently featured as song of the day and are on regular rotation on that station as well as on Nic Harcourt’s Morning Becomes Electric on KCSN.
Previous tours and SXSW bills included The Wedding Present, A Place to Bury Strangers & Trail Of the Dead. They festivaled in 2011 with the Psychedelic Furs as well as played sold out shows in 2010 opening for the reunited Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.
“DLE bring you Dream-Pop!”
“Some of the best live music in the city”
-Time Out NY
“We love Dead Leaf Echo’s dreamy pop”
-The L Magazine
“The Artist that’s changing the indie pop game, the five-track compilation is vaguely reminiscent of a trippy, hallucinogen-fueled daydream and tinged with ’70s influences and swaying summer campfire sessions” – NYLON
“On new single “Better All the Time,” the New York native provides an electric three-minute trip into a spaced out fantasy, with a trippy soundscape full of glam rock and psych-pop influences” – SPIN
“Marrying the spaciness of Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Strange Magic’ and the sunniness of The Beatles’ ‘Getting Better,’ “Better All The Time” by Zuli is a dazzling piece of pop” – The Deli
“It’s rare that a video in 2015 bothers to craft a narrative, and it’s even rarer for one to be so unfailingly entertaining. Along with the song and its weirdo dance jangles, “Better All The Time” is violently joyful” – Flavorwire