SAN DIEGO-BASED QUARTET ECHO REVOLUTION SET TO RELEASE MID-NOVEMBER FULL LENGTH ALBUM COUNTERFEIT SUNSHINE PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED BY INDUSTRY NOTABLES STEVE CHURCHYARD (INXS, PRETENDERS) AND ALAN SANDERSON (WEEZER, ROLLING STONES)
San Diego, CA-based indie rock band Echo Revolution are a testament to the patience and persistence philosophy. Since its inception in 2003, the band has released three full length records. A chance meeting with noted Grammy award winning engineer Steve Churchyard (INXS, Pretenders) at a local music conference prompted frontman Lee Harding to keep in touch with him.
It wasn’t long before live audiences showed the band that their new songs “Open Your Eyes” and “Counterfeit Sunshine” were strong enough to go “all-out” for in recording. Pondering what would be the “Dream Team” to bring the best out of these songs, Churchyard immediately came to mind as producer alongside engineer Alan Sanderson (Weezer, Rolling Stones, Elton John, etc.) with whom the band already had worked. When Harding brought up Steve’s name to Alan, he said “Are you kidding?! He was my mentor. I learned everything I know from Steve.” The interesting connections didn’t end there — Steve had worked under Beatles producer George Martin in his earlier days in England and Harding learned to sing and play guitar imitating The Beatles. Could this be fate?
Steve was gracious enough to offer the band a good recording deal and the rest is now recorded history. Both Alan and Steve commented on the work as being one of the most memorable sessions they had ever done. Echo Revolution now had enough music for an EP but they decided to challenge themselves and release a full length and finished with Mike Kamoo at Earthling Studios, with whom they had worked on their first album.
Spawned by the British invasion and the new wave revolution, Echo Revolution’s music has been featured in MTV programs Jersey Shore (2010), Real World (2008) and MTV Gauntlet II (2007). The band’s last album A Safe Place to Start (2008) was played on nearly 150 college, public and commercial radio stations in the US including CMJ charting on several stations.