IO ECHO, the LA duo of Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross, have stayed busy over the past year since the release of their highly praised debut album Ministry of Love on IAMSOUND. As well as Ross’ contribution to the original score for the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic and a Michael Mann film due for release in 2015, the band also composed a futuristic 12 minute interpretation of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” for the Louis Vuitton S/S 15 Paris show. Currently they are in the studio working on their 2015 sophomore album. In anticipation, the band today release their new I’VE BEEN VAPING YOUR TEARS mix tape as a free download.
The 4-song mix serves as the perfect next chapter for the band, building on the clarity of their sound and goth inspired vocals, enhanced by dark electronic and R&B production. Notably the Tokimonsta-collaboration cover of Mariah Carey’s #1 hit “Heartbreaker.” Most recently, the band have been collaborating in the studio with Doc McKinney, who produced the Weeknd’s House of Balloons, as well as Hugo Nicolson (Radiohead In Rainbows)
“I’VE BEEN VAPING YOUR TEARS is a collection of collaborations we did with some of our very talented friends as we began to concoct ideas for our forthcoming second album. The songs included here felt like a moment of metamorphosis that we wanted to capture and document, something like a sonogram that we can look sonogram that we can look back on to track the growth of Io Echo as it moves from album 1 to album 2.”
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