We’ve got another great local band for you guys to check out today. Echo Hill, a four-piece New York based rock band aims to bring back the heart of Rock N’ Roll. Inspired by the likes of Incubus, Rage Against The Machine and Linkin Park, Echo Hill has just released their latest EP “Namaste”.
In recent months, Echo Hill has been generating an impressive amount of recognition. They have been featured on the cover of Goodtimes Magazine and received a mention in Long Island, New York’s biggest newspaper, Newsday. Perhaps most impressive of all, the band hosted the “Rock N Roll Feed Your Soul” benefit concert. On behalf of Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island, they were able to help raise over 980 pounds of food.
For our review, the first single we sat down to listen to was the title track “Namaste”. A guitar-driven song will always get my attention. The impressive guitar solo really makes this song. I could definitely hear this song on the radio or being a crowd favorite at a music festival. It’s not a song that tries too hard to be something it isn’t. The vocals are on point and the song itself makes it a standout addition to the EP.
The next track, “Hey Love” has more of a vintage sound. And by vintage, I mean a 90s feeling. I know the 90s isn’t exactly vintage but still a sound that wins points with me. The chorus is especially catchy and the song has a pleasant sound that I’m really enjoying. I love the acoustic aspect of it. With the right acoustic choice and guitar endpin jack at guitar center, this song would be unstoppable at a live event.
Perhaps the one track that is a bit of a departure from the others is “Out of My Shoes”. It has a funkier sound but the chorus employs the same breakout guitar moments I’m really loving from them. “Until All Ends” is the final track we listened to and the other song we hope to hear on the radio very soon.
For a free download and a listen to Echo Hill’s EP “Namaste” be sure to check out their bandcamp page: http://echohillband.bandcamp.
You can follow the group on Twitter and visit their official website for up-to-date information, including the fact that the band is performing a gig in New York City on December 4th at Webster Hall. They also just announced that they’ll be playing the LIT Lounge on December 5th.