New York quartet Echo Bloom recently released ‘Three Little Birds‘, the opening track from their forthcoming new album Wake. The song caught our ear immediately with its Iron & Wine and Calexico sound that incorporates a wonderful junk shop percussive quality that Tom Waits would be proud of. There’s also a wonderful emotive wail courtesy of Aviva Jaye – caught somewhere between agony and ecstasy.
On Wake, songwriter Kyle Evans weaves tales of the onset and aftermath of environmental apocalypse, of disillusionment with the American Dream, of ghosts from a far away past, again and again exploring what it means to be a stranger in your own home, your own neighborhood, your own life. Three Little Birds finds him illustrating the aftermath of destruction with stark imagery: “No more bark on the suicide trees / Just gold and pearls / Dinosaur bones / Colors all washed to monochrome.”