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16 June 2013

Strange Week in Music: IO Echo & more on the Strangeways Radio Blog.

When The Sun Hits is now contributing to a new weekly blog feature on the Strangeways Radio blog called Strange Week in Music. The full article can be found on the Strangeways blog; WTSH cross posts it only partially, with a link to the full article provided. 

Strange Week in Music gives each Strangeways DJ an opportunity to highlight one track that is related to his/her show that week; the article will include information, links, images, a video/stream of the tracks and where they can be purchased. You can think of it as Strangeways' Week at a Glance. 

If you are new to Strangeways Radio, or are curious about other station shows aside from WTSH, this weekly feature on the Strangeways blog will be the perfect introduction. Below is WTSH's contribution.

DJ Amber Crain Selection: 
Artist: IO Echo.
Album: Ministry of Love.
Song: When the Lilies Die
RIYL: The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins
Where To Buy: Amazon

Ministry of Love is Los Angeles duo Io Echo’s debut album, released in April 2013. The band was personally selected by Trent Reznor to open for Nine Inch Nails’ last-ever gig and recently composed the score for the Harmony Korine and James Franco film “Rebel”. The most interesting thing about the duo, however, might be the media-created genre label “new orientalism” as a description of their sound. Influences that can be heard: 80′s indie guitar stylings, New Age and Eastern Asian instrumentation, industrial rhythms, shoegaze textures, and gothic undertones...

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