Safe Place to Start
'Setting the pace for upcoming bands after them, Echo Revolution have an intensely creative way of putting feelings to words, and letting it be perceived as art, as well.' (Ariel Musiel, OneTimesOne.com, 2005). Often noted are elements of The Smiths, Pavement, War era U2, with the dark melodic intensity of Bowie or The Cure, Echo Revolution presents 'pop at it's very best'...going up into the clouds and taking a trip around, vocals swooping in, cymbals washing, and then gears changing. Echo Revolution has been performing since late 2002 at venues such as the Whisky A-Go-Go, Roxy Theater, Key Club, Belly Up Tavern, Casbah, Blind Melons, Hard Rock Cafe, and Kensington Club. Nominated for a 2006 Southern California Music Award as 'Best Rock' band and a 2006 LA Music Award for 'Best Alternative Artist', Echo Revolution has already released three CDs, with the third recently released on April 5, 2008. Echo Revolution's first two CDs (titled 'Aura' and "In the Wire") received airplay on internet, public, college, and Sirius satellite radio across the country; received honorable mentions in the Billboard World Song contest and VH1-sponsered Song of the Year contest; and were played on several episodes of MTV's Real World and The Gauntlet II. Echo Revolution was also regularly featured on the 'Lord Litter' show in Germany and played on international radio in nine European countries. Two years in the making, Echo Revolution's third full-length CD ("A Safe Place to Start") was recorded by Alan Sanderson (Weezer, Rolling Stones) and Mike Kamoo (the Stereotypes, Silver Sunshine) and mastered at Universal. "A Safe Place to Start" presents 12 original songs. Many of these have already been played on local commercial radio, as well as licensed to MTV for use on Real World/Road Rules, The Hills, and other shows. A nationwide college radio campaign is planned to begin in May 2008 in anticipation of a summer 2008 tour.