Originally formed in 2005 by Eugene Suh and Brandon Dudley in San Francisco, California, Echodrone has been praised by both critics and peers alike for having mastered the process of recording catchy and dreamy songs remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their latest effort, “Resurgence” follows the critically acclaimed album “Everything Starts To Be A Reminder” (2019, Dome A Records). Resurgence comes across as a journey that takes you from the dark, crushing confusion of the world to shining moments that poke through like sunrays piercing the clouds when you need it most.
Echodrone’s new songs came to life during the chaos of 2020’s pandemic as well as heated political climate as a way to reflect the musician’s collective inner souls and cope with the isolating lockdown. The result is an album that was created without boundaries, pure heart, and some serious wiliness to let go and run with what felt natural versus what was expected.
The sudden pause of daily life due to the pandemic, brought the members of the band closer together. After several weeks of exchanging ideas and emotions, Eugene Suh started to assemble new songs from his home in Boston, MA. as a way to release the confusion stemming weight of unpredictability. Fellow Bostonian drummer Andy Heyer joined Eugene to help round out the songs in the studio. Each song was then bounced via file-sharing from band member to band member until the tracks were a perfect reflection of the member’s inner collective souls and emotional state of minds. Brandon Dudley recorded bass from his home in Huntington Beach, California, Mike Funk infused his synths in San Luis Obispo, California, and Jackie Kasbohm recorded and sang her heart out from her home in Seattle, Washington.
While the band is peppered all over The United States - one thing comes across clearly - total dedication and respect for one another and creating songs that are immensely melodic and constantly shifting and morphing. It is by sheer passion for creation that allowed the band to artistically shine during unprecedented times and create their new album, Resurgence.