Labour Day on Vancouver Island

After a couple of unsuccessful attempts earlier this summer, we’re finally making our way to Vancouver Island for Labour Day weekend. Here are the deets:

Friday, September 4th – Victoria w/ Tan & Hide at The Cambie Esquimalt, 9pm/$8 door
Saturday, September 5th – Nanaimo w/ The Odd Neighbourhood at The Cambie, 9pm/$8 door

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August Shows

Busy month ahead for the band! We have 5 shows in the Vancouver region, before heading to the Island for Labour Day weekend (details to be announced shortly!)

August 1 @ Studio –  Vancouver, BC w/ The Battlefield, Coldwater Road & Almost Bear
August 8 @ Cates Park – North Vancouver, BC – Summer Concert Series
August 13 @ The Roxy – Vancouver, BC – The Roxy Launch Project
August 22 @ Skinny Fat Jack’s – Vancouver, BC w/ Isaak Salomon
August 29 @ Red Room – Vancouver, BC w/ The Lunas, The Winlaws & Sound of the Sun

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Benefit Concert for My Artist’s Corner

cafe_deux_soleil_2000pxIn an effort to bring awareness to those afflicted with mental health issues, we’re hosting a benefit concert for My Artist’s Corner (MAC) on April 17th at Cafe Deux Soleils. MAC is a program within the CMHA that helps those living with mental health issues create art as a therapeutic mean by increasing self confidence, reducing isolation and helping develop social skills. Members from MAC will have their pieces on display for sale. We will be donating proceeds from our merchandise and ticket sales to MAC. Tickets are by donation with a $5 minimum. For more information on MAC, please visit http://myartistscorner.ca.

 

 

 

Rusty Frets Spotlight

rusty_fretsAndy here. Like most people who spend their day unsupervised in front of a computer, I spend way too much time on Reddit. A couple of months ago I came across a post in the /r/indie subreddit from this new boutique guitar shop, Rusty Frets. The owner was seeking bands to feature on his site. I thought this was pretty neat. Gear’s obviously important to musicians and shapes a band’s sound. For I shot him a message, telling him about Echo Nebraska (at this point we had only launched the band a week earlier). We planned to do the interview closer to the release of Send the Ships, and kept in touch.

This week the interview came out. We talk about what new bands can do to get of the ground, and of course get into what kind of gear our band is using.

You can read it here.

I just want to thank Bryan from Rusty Frets for featuring us on his site. We hope to eventually make it down to Oregon and stop by the shop!

There is one bum note this story, however. The morning I came across this post, I purchased a Keeley 4 Knob Compressor from Amazon. I was super stoked about it, until I saw this on Rusty Fret’s website….

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How cool is that? As much I love the Keeley, that finish would have been so much sweeter.

 

Send the Ships Now Out!

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We’re very excited to announce that our debut record, Send the Ships is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp, AmazonSpotify and wherever else you get your digital music. CDs are also available to purchase at Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, and Neptoon Records in Vancouver, BC.

The 5 songs you hear are ones we thought would be a good introduction to the band.

Send the Ships was self-produced and recorded at Blue Light Studio in Vancouver. Andy engineered and mixed the tunes. Philip Shaw Bova mastered it in Ottawa, ON.

 

Press Week

In the week leading up to the release of our debut EP, Send the Ships, we were fortunate to get some reviews and interviews. In case you missed them, here’s what transpired the past few days.

Grayowl Point: Review of Send the Ships
Geyser Music: Review of Send the Ships
A Music Blog, Yea?: Getting Cozy With: Echo Nebraska
Geyser Music: Interview with Echo Nebraska

 

CD Release Show: Friday, February 6 w/ The Works & Cat Blonde

ep_release_posterCome celebrate the release of Echo Nebraska’s debut record, Send the Ships on Friday, February 6 at The Media Club. Joining the band are The Works & Cat Blonde.

Send the Ships is out digitally on January 26. Physical copies will be available at the show. 

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Neptoon Records, and Highlife Records.

Or, please contact any of the band members from Echo Nebraska, The Works or Cat Blonde. Or email info@echonebraska.com

Hope to see everyone there!

VOTE Echo Nebraska for “Most Anticipated Release of 2015”

We were kindly nominated by The Permanent Rain Press in a poll for “Most Anticipated Release of 2015” by local bands. Poll closes on December 30th, and folks can vote once a day. Most importantly, no annoying registration is needed. It would be a great way to usher in, what will surely be a busy year for the band!

Here’s the link: http://thepermanentrainpress.com/post/105477799757