Echo Group/Mom and Dad Split 7-Inch Release Tonight at High Watt; Hear Echo Group's 'Work It' [Fresh Track]

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I've gushed over local garage-pop outfit Mom and Dad before, using adjectives like "sloppy," "fuzzy," "lo-fi," "insistent," "catchy," "upbeat," "undeniable," “happy” and "angst-ridden" to describe last year's release, Cave Art. And tonight, M&D will release a split 7-inch with heretofore un-Creamed Nashville rock outfit Echo Group. So what's the story with these guys?

Well, best I can tell, Echo Group makes a dreamy sort of pop-minded rock 'n' roll, with big, brash vocal melodies that are flanked by lush guitars. Everything I've heard at their site has Walkmen-like melodic ambition awash in spacious instrumentation. It all sounds like it was conceived amid half-tipsy day dreams of sunny beaches — certainly doesn't sound like landlocked stuff.

In addition to Echo Group's "Work It," which you can hear below or at EG's Bandcamp page, the aforementioned 7-inch will feature the Mom and Dad tune "High Art." The single is on white vinyl and comes to us via Nashville's own upstart Right Nice Records (see the cover art after the jump). Catch both outfits tonight at Mercy Lounge's High Watt stage, where fellow locals Scale Model — featuring Scene/Cream shutterbug Steve Cross — will open.

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