Echo Texture Start Their Journey With ‘Inter-Sting’
Seattle, Washington has a long history of generating some of the best musicians and artists. Echo Texture is a band hoping to extend that legacy with their compelling alternative rock sound. By combining components of alternative, indie and shoegaze Echo Texture are making their way in the world of music with their first full-length release Inter-Sting. This west-coast trio has flexed their musical muscles with this compelling debut effort. Echo Texture began as the vehicle for releasing music by singer/songwriter Jalal Andre, craftily inspired by the soulful sounds he experienced as a child in Brasil and the post-punk and surf rock-riffs that would later consume him as a teen in California.
As the band continued to evolve, Echo Texture soon began to gel into a considerable force. Pulling Stuart Taylor’s melodic riffage on bass and Julian Ledgerwood’s aggressive, bohemian jungle rock rhythms, the resulting crunchy, imperious sound began to take shape. After one year of experimenting, the trio has settled on a contemporary sound with obvious connections to prior genres of music. With their first, full-length LP set to release in December 2016, the band is looking to tour the West Coast in the coming year and expand their following.
There is a definite force and dynamism present throughout this new album. Inter-Sting is the acoustic chronicle of a self-doubting generation disaffected by unfeeling technology and political disillusionment. This album seems to glide with smooth yet deliberate sonic style, however, the lyrics paint a picture of a muddled future and portrays a sense of uneasiness of what is to come tomorrow. Inter-Sting seems to possess the qualities of alternative rock greats like My Bloody Valentine, Stone Roses and Radiohead. While this band still has some room to grow, Echo Texture certainly has a solid foundation and musically identity to build off of.