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Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals curated by Danny Echo.
Vancouver-based musician Danny Echo combines Brit-pop melodies, classic rock vocals with the alt-pop excitement of a SpaceX launch.
Locked up and locked down during a particularly rainy night endlessly scrolling and clicking, Echo‘s new single, “Zeros and Ones,” took shape on an acoustic guitar. Drawing comparisons between the weather and online world. A dystopian yet sanguine look of our modern civilization today, through the coded eyes of the internet.
Having embraced a number of projects and collaborations, including The Ryecatchers, Clementine, The Walk-Ins, and The Swimming Hammers, his debut solo single “Tomorrow Today,” recorded with Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter) and mixed by Mike Fraser (ACDC, Mother Mother), gained notoriety on local radio stations. After that initial spark, two solo albums followed.
My tea of choice is Orange Pekoe classic black tea. No milk or sugar I’m already sweet enough, just make sure the water is at a rolling boil. I was raised on this tea as both my parents are from the north of England. Every morning my mom would wake us kids up with a cuppa tea. Always had to make sure she handed it to us because if we fell back asleep holding the cup of hot liquid…. well lets just say you woke up fast, only ever happens once.
The art work is by Vancouver artist/musician (Actors, Leathers) Shannon Hemmett. During the early days of covid she was making her rent doing a series of pop art paintings of guitar pedals with famous bands names on them. I commissioned her to paint my Danelectro delay pedal called the “Dan-Echo” which is where I got my stage name. It hangs in my studio and always reminds me of where and why I started making music. Enjoy!!