Echo Kid | photo by John Vettese
The Key Studio Sessions: Echo Kid
Echo Kid’s spirited songs evoke a long legacy of classic psychedelic pop and rock — The Monkees to The Kinks to The Velvet Underground — embraced and made their own, as we hear in this performance at WXPN Studios.
The band’s second LP Fever Dream was just released this past Friday, April 22nd; it follows their delightfully lo-fi 2021 debut Folks At Home (about which you can read more in this interview with Emily Herbein). Their setlist in XPN Studios centers the new album — aptly so, it’s great — but does dip back to the debut for that very fun performance of “Take It As It Comes.” In the mix, we get the dreamy waltz “Kano,” the jaunty highway jam “Lonely Tree,” and that scorching closer “I Try,” where the thundering drums and trade-off licks find Echo Kid getting lost in the moment, and taking us joyfully along for the ride.
Check out videos of their Key Studio Session above and below, and see Echo Kid live and in person on Saturday, May 7th at PhilaMOCA, when they’ll celebrate the release of Fever Dream on a bill with the very fun Number One Lovers as well as Hotbed; tickets and more information can be found at the WXPN Concerts and Events page.