Band of the Day

2014.08.31

Hello Echo

Capturing the reckless spirit of 90s alt-rock, while often drifting into heartfelt, folkier territory
If we’re living right now then we never die, ancestors are having fun up in the sky.
lyrics from Tumblweejy

Hello Echo captures the reckless spirit of bands like Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, and the Pixies, while maintaining their own brand of melodic rock and roll, often drifting into heartfelt, folkier territory.

Their debut release, “Hello“, received national attention, vaulted by their 1st singleComing Days. “ [Sean] Aylward’ s fleet-fingered guitar lines drive the songs which blend alternative rock, acoustic folk and loud in-your-face ‘ 60s fuzz.” (RELIX – On the Verge April 2011). Produced by Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine), “ Hello is a very solid debut by a band with plenty of talent” (PITCHFORK).

While on a surfing trip in Baja, Mexico, an impromptu jam arose with friends and fellow Bostonians, Sean Aylward (vocals, guitar) Mike Silva (drums, vocals) and Mike Sarno (bass). The chemistry was immediate, and Hello Echo was born. “Maybe it’ s their East Coast roots, which combined with a youthful, laid back West Coast style, that makes for a well- rounded sound.” (KEXP).

Hello Echo’s Sophomore Album, “Echo”, a project two years in the making encompasses a wide range of styles, recalling both grunge and laid back 60’s rock, while playfully jumping around from surf to punk, blues to folk and back again.