HomeAbout About My name is Ekko. I run this site. Contact me at e-k-a-l-e-t-t @ yahoo.com if you want something removed. I also post at: http://apanelfromeveryissueoftheavengers.wordpress.com/ Share this:ShareRedditFacebookTwitterPinterestGooglePocketTumblr brent murphy Hello I’m a music fan just like you, with a bit of OCD I think, also just like you. I’m writing to you about one of my favorite bands. They’re called The Lightning Bug Situation. The main guy in the group is also Jolie Holland’s guitar player and is all over her last three albums. He’s the real deal. Now I know you don’t like MySpace but this page actually has no music on it yet: http://www.myspace.com/thesolarisbugsituation Yes, I swear there is a correlation just like frickin Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz and I think once the new album comes out AND you listen to it while watching the 1972 Solaris with the sound off you will be blown away. Much like I was. And maybe by the time the album comes out the band will admit to there actually being a correlation–I mean, c’mon–there totally is! Thanks for reading, you’ve got a superb blog. Brent The Wiz Ek – There is this guy I know who just cut an EP. I work with him. Really ought to check him out. He’s a 1 man musical band. He’s cut the whole EP solo. The name he goes by is Astrobotica Supra’ De Nova. Google it. It’s just simply music. No lyrics, but still something incredible about it. Signed, The Wiz Tago-Mago don’t know how else to say this… but i’ve been listening to can since 14 (24 now) and i finally made something i think is good enough. and i figured you might dig it. it’s here: http://tago-mago.net/music.htm remixes of the streets, marvin gaye, mos def, b-52’s, cocteau twins, more hope you like it chip perkins I am a novice to WordPress. I am setting one up for an 11th grade English class. 2 questions have arisen from the teacher that I cannot anwser. How do I load pictures to the site, is there any way to comment on a comment to get a thread going between say 2 or 3 students. Where is a good place to go to find out this info for someone who is WP challenged. ekko Chip- I didn’t answer your questions before, did I? There’s a button to upload pictures on the page when you are posting. As for comments, you just commented and now I’m commenting. Not sure exactly what you mean. Paul Murphy My name is Paul and I and a couple of other guys run Exit Stencil Recordings in Cleveland. Our website is http://www.exitstencil.org We are particularly excited about a couple of our bands – Blake Miller who is young but incredibly prolific. His music gets better every day it seems. http://www.myspace.com/burntape try “long hair” this will be on his next release. The New Lou Reeds have been making some waves with “Bury Me with My Bong”. This is NOT a drug glorification song – one look at the band and the message is clear “kids, stay away from drugs!” http://www.myspace.com/thenewloureeds Julian Cope says: I gots to say the English summer got off to an appalling start what with the downpours throughout the Solstice and the iron gauntlet with which the fuzz chose to police Glastonbury and Avebury. Even for we locals, Avebury was impenetrable as hoards of boys in blue did everything in their power (and more) to keep ye heathens at bay. Instead of hanging at the stones with the revellers, I chose to stay in and get para-munted with The New Lou Reeds’ amazing ‘Bury Me With My Bong’ playing on endless rotation. Paul Murphy Christine I stumbled across your blog this morning. I love it. I like how you write. I like that you like covers, I love covers. I like that you love boobs. Good for you. Have a great weekend and I added you to my RSS feed so I can get a daily dose of lots of stuff I like. XOXO Christine Rog I’ve been looking for good BLOG sites lately and came across yours today, through a link on Doctor Mooneys 115th Dream. Just wanted to say how much I like it and thanks for the great tunes. You’ve got a lot of people I’m into on here, keep up the good work, Rog Joe i downloaded the J Dilla/Q-Tip mix from your front page and was wondering what application would play it? it’s an .rar? file? i’m sure i’m just ignorant. can you help me out? joe. ekko You need to open the folder with winrar. Google it, you should find it. ER Hey EK, You gotta listen to this newly formed unsigned band from LA. They are pretty awesome. Let me know what you think. http://www.myspace.com/crashcutiecrash Cheers, -ER sam cole MF Doom should do mad shit with supernatural both your styles are so amazing i would love nothing more than to see you two colab on an epic album thats never heard before. i think it would be idalized for years to come! i love your styles, dank MC’s!!! kevlor quite a nice little site with quite a few bands i haven’t heard of. that is a good thing. i have the hardest time listening to any type of mainstream music. I see there are bands that i do like myself, Modest Mouse , The Pixies, and The EEL’s. favorite EEL’s song used to be I Like Birds. I guess that must be the perv in me., but after watching The Great White i must say that I Want to Protect You is pretty good too. keep up the good work konky splee Hey, just wanted to let you know about this band from DC/NY, Deleted Scenes. It’s pop-awesome: http://www.myspace.com/deletedscenes http://www.deletedscenesmusic.com ekko Dude, I’ve been getting lots of e-mails from you, too. I don’t do myspace and I only review albums. I’ve sent you my submission criteria, and that’s the best way to get to me. I get sent dozens of albums a week, so I can’t review everything. nightowl hall and oates would be jealous take me away + + (sendspace.com/file/hgr24d) myspace.com/smalldefenses Cale Tolbert you seriously gotta check these guys out… this band is outta control: A Life of Science myspace.com/alifeofscience Phil Rohrer I would love to hear your thoughts on The Historic’s new album, “Addressing a Mighty Wind”. I was wondering if you could send me your submission criteria or just check out tracks from the album at http://www.sonicbids.com/thehistoric or on myspace if you’d prefer? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks! J. Mueller LOVE the disturbing baby pics. Micah Muzio I would love to submit my music for review. You can listen to streaming tracks of all my new songs by clicking the link below. Or just contact me and I will send you whatever you need. http://www.last.fm/music/Roll+on+Red/Zeros+and+Ones%2C+My+Love iain speirs Dear Friend at The Captains Dead, Would the music of Hannah Speirs kind of interest you at all ? Her sound is kind of like Sufjan Stevens,Feist and Sarah McLaughlin combined..she is only 18 btw.. Her EP The View was officially launched quietly in mid August this year 2009 I am seriously looking for any kind of feedback and an honest review of her music would be cool. Her EP can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/hannahspeirs Cheers, Iain Speirs ekko If you’re gonna try to submit to my blog, at least figure out where you are. Mike Ekko, My name is Mike Corbett, and I am the lead singer of Midnight Spin. We are a Williamsburg, Brooklyn rock band who have been touring around the country these past few months in support of our debut EP, Through the Mojo Wire. The album was produced by our friend Nic Hard (The Bravery), and we are currently working on our first-ever music video for our debut single, In the Air (Revival). We have upcoming shows at the Mercury Lounge this Sunday and at Santos Party House on December 11. I am writing in the hopes that you would give our music a listen and a possible review, as we are looking for as many reviews as possible in our run-up to our SXSW application. Keep up the good work, you can find links to our EPK and MySpace below: http://drop.io/midnightspin http://www.myspace.com/midnightspin http://www.facebook.com/midnightspin fulhamhads love the site – perfect blend of comics and good music. ekko Thanks. bre hey great blog! XOXO-bre-_iknowu think i rockonly cause i do NOVA I’ll keep it short and sweet! I HATE YOU because you’re SO MUCH DOPER THAN ME!! YOUR BLOG IS DOPE! (mine sucks), Your super hero game is on point (i’m a Gambit fan myself), Not to mention you rep NY…..I LOVE THAT PLACE (i’m from Pittsburgh, PA…don’t hate)! Can a brotha get a feature??? The name’s: NOVA! Full Album at http://www.novatribe.com If not….I still hate you. (kidding.) Thanks for reading Ekko! IT’S CULTURE CRAZY, NOVA Abe Beame Thanks for the comment. The funny thing is I live on 7th and Flatbush. I just added you to the roll. reddcatt Hey, We are Our Husband. We have just released our first single, titled “Villages”. It marks the first release from our yet to be named album. We hope to have it finished by the end of the year. Here’s a little about us – After moving from cold, cold Melbourne Nathaniel (Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! formed Our Husband with Freya, (Bing goes to Monaco) an established musician within the Adelaide “Tweed Pop” scene. With intentions to stray from the currently popular “Doe eyed” genre of folk, Our Husband write decisively more abrasive pop songs with country and soft rock influence. Love Nathaniel & Freya. http://www.myspace.com/weareourhusband Thomas DeWitt My name is Thomas DeWitt, and I am writing this email in order to bring attention to a brand new webcomic, that I have been reading as of late that I think is really great. The name of the webcomic is Wayward Sons , and it is written By Benny Powell with art by Weilin Yang. The story is described as follows: Every fairy tale, every legend, every myth we’ve ever believed was wrong. There are no ancient all-powerful gods. Gilgamesh, Hercules, Thor, Osiris and even King Arthur, however, were all too real. Today, they walk among us. Rudderless, they each have their own agendas. All save a few that have seen the future – a future that would receive its salvation, not through the works of the risen warriors; but their wayward children. The wayward sons are a group of young adults who discover that their parents are immortal aliens, once worshiped as the gods of the ancient world. Now they must defeat them to save humanity. The Wayward Sons story is also in development by Red Giant Media/Intrinsic Value films as a motion picture please stop by and give this page a look Marcus V I made this infographic that shows which superpowers are the most (and least) popular among the heroes of the Marvel and DC universes. If you like it, feel free to use it on your site: http://ow.ly/21phS Gerald Edward Hi! My name is Gerald Edward and I’m an independent artist from NJ and I just released my full length debut this year. It’s wide mix of styles- rock, folk, pop. I’d like to see if you are interested in reviewing it. You can check it out at my bandcamp page: geraldedward.bandcamp.com If you’d like, I can send you the free download code for the album. Hope to hear from you soon! ekko Sure. Send it along. Manoj Rao Hi! I was wondering if you’d be willing to review my comic made exclusively for the iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. I can either send you promocodes to download the first 2 issues for free, or I can email you PDF’s of the first 2 issues as they would appear on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. So far I’ve approached 4 small review sites, and got 4 wicked reviews, so I’m trying my luck with bigger fish (you). Our Comic is called WMDs, as in Weapons of Mass Destruction. Its about a super-powered former assassin seeking redemption (Linda Fuentes) who joins the US government’s OSHC (Office of Super Human Control) to try to stop the proliferation of superhuman WMDs. You can checkout our video trailers on website is http://www.wmdsthecomic.com We’re also on twitter, facebook and YouTube. Thanks for checking it out. Let me know 🙂 Manoj Kai Elle Thought you may enjoy a lullaby … Kai Elle http://www.myspace.com/kaiellemusic Izzy please check out this upcoming diva… http://soundcloud.com/downtown-artists/peaches-williams-fight-for-me Here’s a bit: ‘Studying in the world famous Italia Conti Academy, Britain’s oldest theatre arts training school with past students including Russel Brand, Sharon Osborne and Pixie Lott., Peaches would experience the road to fame firsthand. Following the footsteps of her pal pixieLott, Peaches too, is releasing her first single at the age of 16. It’s just a matter of time until you will find her face smiling at you from magazine covers. Following her great success in performing with a full band at the famous London jazz venue Ronnie Scott’s 50th anniversary event, and in Yorkshire festivals, her unique voice is just waiting to fill up venues across the capital.’ Camille Hi Ekko, We are a new band out of So Cal led by former journalist Rick Cipes (L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Playboy, and ESPN Magazine). We like to play music that makes people feel. Here is a link to our first single: The Coastal Water Forecast Thanks so much for the listen. Camille, The Agreeables http://www.theagreeables.com http://www.youtube.com/theagreeables http://www.twitter.com/theagreeables lewis mindenhall Hi. Im totally new to blogging. Just started one myself and thinking about adapting it into some kind of graphic novel. I really like your blog, top marks!!. Really interesting and one of the best ive seen. Keep up the good work. Peace!!!, Lewis. BeeRayDee Everything here in Berkeley, CA is A-OK Koalafish Digging your blog darling, thepajamapeople.bandcamp.com Ben Really enjoyed SPEC Dolla…he’s solid. Thought you might enjoy my latest project. Cheers! -Ben http://benjaminbaker.bandcamp.com/album/acoustified-volume-two Fabrizio Hi, I had a look at your blog and I found it interesting. We definitely share a common passion: comics. I am part of the blogging team for Vampire Wedding Movie and we would love to feature your blog if you would be interested in writing a blog on the new Vampire Wedding Movie & Comic, which will be featured on the international Vampire Wedding website (www.vampireweddingmovie.com), linked to the getfanged website. If you are interested and would like some more information, please reply at info @ vampireweddingmovie.com and I will forward you the official Vampire Wedding blogging info! Thanks and keep up the great blog! Bjorn Street Hi… I create music & videos. Lately I’ve gotten into animation, & would like you to check out this video. My next video will be taking the animation to the next level [horror/comedy with comic characters]. http://youtu.be/CMTjU-J5TrY roymurdock Ekko, Big fan of the site man…wish you’d put up more hip-hop once in a while but the stuff you do throw up on the blog is dope. I’m still blogging away with blogger and I noticed that you (along with many others) have made the switch to wordpress. Does wordpress give you a better blogging experience/more tools/more control over the site? It’s more expensive than blogger for sure, but is it worth it? ekko1 WordPress is free. roymurdock Yo Ekko, Big fan of the blog…been following for some time now and you have great taste in unsigned talent. Wish you would throw up more hip-hop, but I appreciate that you don’t feel the need to post simply for the sake of posting. Anyways, I see you’ve made the crossover from blogger to WordPress. Any thoughts/comments you care to share about the experience and the new interface? My blog on blogger is relatively new and I’m thinking of switching over myself, but I’m not sure I see the benefit for the extra cost. Any tips/advice? Thanks in advance. It would be cool if you would check my site as well – keepinmusicclassy.com ekko1 I left blogger because they’re in bed with the RIAA–too many takedown notices. Not much of a difference operationally. J Ames I think you might dig this… http://keepinmusicclassy.com/2012/04/04/castle-ditch-effort/ Like kid cudi and nacho picasso combined staticking If you get the chance check my album here http://boletes.bandcamp.com/ (enter £0 to download free) maybe feature on your blog? THANKS 🙂 yasha Hi Ekko, I hope this finds you well. I play in a band called Automatic Toys. We are an Electro/Rock Duo from Toronto, Canada that make Soulful, beat driven music. I was checking out some of the music you are showcasing on your website, and thought our music would be a good fit. Below are some links to our latest work. I would love to hear any thoughts you might have regarding these tracks. Website: automatictoysmusic.com Videos: youtube.com/automatictoys Facebook: facebook.com/automatictoysmusic Thanks, Yasha yasha Chris Here is something you might enjoy. Thanks for watching it! Unbuttoned Hi Ekko. We’re a band from Toronto called Unbuttoned. Our album came out May 16th. You can download it for free/PWYC, here –> http://www.unbuttoned.bandcamp.com Our single and video can be seen here: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IkzVvSA0kc&w=560&h=315%5D Hope we hear back from you somehow. Not sure if I should e-mail the address you put up for advertising/removing links, i might try there. Hasina Hi Ekko, I’m Hasina and the song I’m sharing is called See Line Woman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yVE_ah3aMs). This song is gritty, sexy and charismatic with a heavy pop feel. It’s a taste of what’s to come in my debut album, which is slated for release this year. My hometown is New York City where I perform regularly with my band. Please listen, play again, dance, and comment! Making music is what I do and I want to share my gift with everyone so I’d love to get your feedback. If you’d like to know more about my journey, check out my website: http://www.hasinaonline.com and my most recent interview with Warped Magazine: http://warpedmag.com/hasina-see-line-woman/ I’ve linked my youtube, facebook page, and soundcloud for your perusal. See Line Woman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yVE_ah3aMs Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/hasinamusic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HASINA/38751509789 Warmest regards, Hasina firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Lambert Love your blog, my favorite things comics and rock music. Here is a new single I released on band camp. http://theble.bandcamp.com/track/falling?permalink Let me know what you think. golembook BK in VA? Awesome!! Both places are great! Love your blog. Keep up the great work! ekko1 thanks! jace87 Hi Ekko, This is John. I found your blog off hype machine. I manage and drum for a alternative rock band called The Rift. I’d definitely love it if you would check out the music and review it. You can download all of our music for free by going to http://www.facebook.com/theriftmusic. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, John jace87 Hi Ekko, This is John. I manage and drum for a band called The Rift. We are an alternative rock band based out of Los Angeles. I found your blog off of hype machine. I’d like to submit our material to you for review. Go to http://www.facebook.com/theriftmusic. You can download all of our stuff for free by going to the band page. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, John ekko1 I don’t download off FB. If you want to submit, send me a zip file or a hardcopy. Thanks for reading! The Dying Arts Hey Ekko. We’re a rock band based in Toronto. We’ve recently released the video for our debut single “Authentic”, and followed that up with two more songs from our upcoming album due out this summer. We’d love for you to give us a look/listen! The video: http://youtu.be/IFjYtWGWRsU The album sampler: http://www.soundcloud.com/thedyingarts/sets/sampler Hope you dig!