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Brooklyn-based folk band Echo Bloom will release their latest album "Blue Shift" on June 17th. Headed by prolific songwriter Kyle Evans, "Blue Shift" is a remagining of their folk-estral album "Blue," recorded live at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem in front of an audience. The live album will be available in both audio and video formats and will include 4 additional tracks from earlier records, and one track from their upcoming album "Red".
"Blue" is the first of a three album triptych which will include "Red", a country-shoegaze album, and "Green", a classic pop record. "Blue Shift" marries the typical folk instrumentation with a lush variety of orchestral and ethnic instruments, including french horn, oboe, a string quartet, a six piece choir, mellotron, autoharp, and a charango.
One Grand-Prize winner will get to take part in a Meet & Greet with the band where they will receive the deluxe packaging of their record (including a colored vinyl with gatefold, film still from the Lomokino music video of their song Fireworks, and full high-res digital download), one pair of original Echo-Bloom-approved Korean novelty eyeglasses, and an original joke (which is guaranteed to be funny). One runner-up gets a Skype meet & greet where they'll take a request (providing it's something they know, which is likely anything from the first six Bob Dylan records), a healthy dose of sarcasm, and a non-original joke (that's still guaranteed to be funny).