This indie rock band has been making a splash in the music industry. In addition to working with high profile indie producers, the band has become regionally acclaimed in the northeastern U.S. Their new song, “Lazarus,” has already made its way to the pages of Paste Magazine. Along with their single, the band has released two 2014 EPs following their 2011 debut album.
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ARTIST: Echo & Drake (Jon Ericson, Rich DeVito, Ryan Holmes, Carl Puglisi)
BIRTHDATE: Jon (4/7/84)
HOMETOWN: Torrington, CT
CURRENT LOCATION: Cambridge, MA
AMBITIONS: To be less ambitious.
TURN-OFFS: People who talk far more than they listen.
TURN-ONS: A nice pair of glasses.
DREAM GIG: Royal Albert Hall.
“Oh, long before
You and I were born
Others beat these benches with their empty cups
To the night and the stars
To be here, and now, and who we are
Another sunrise with my sad captains
With who I choose to lose my mind
And if it’s all we only pass this way but once
What a perfect waste of time ”
~Guy Garvey, Elbow
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Myself.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: Elbow – Scattered Black and Whites
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Guy Garvey, Steve Jobs, Stanley Kubrick, Leonardo da Vinci, Dave Grohl.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Pit tickets for Radiohead.
I WROTE THIS SONG: Lazarus is about a relationship in which both people were very much in love but also very trapped and depressed. It’s about wanting the best for someone you love but are no longer with, and being genuinely happy to see them find happiness even though you couldn’t help them find it (“you walk like Lazarus, back from the dead to dazzle us”). And it’s about letting them go (“your spell is broken”).