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<CENTER><B>For such a newly formed band, Modern Echo certainly show a level of maturity that a lot of other acts can only wish to achieve. I can picture a couple of these tunes spinning on FM radio stations and college radio around the globe with 'Hold On' being the most obvious of the lot. 'Light Your Eyes', 'Sleepwalker' and 'Here We Stand' are also very high quality tunes that should gain a wider recognition. - MyGlobalMind.com</CENTER></B><BR><BR>
Dark, heavy, moving, hard-rock collides with memorable melodies and a dash of progressive rock to create a powerful sound that will appeal especially to fans of 10 Years, A Perfect Circle, Breaking Benjamin, and more.Spirit In The Machine, the first full length album by the Milwaukee four-piece band Modern Echo, covers a kaleidoscope of emotions. “It was a very intense album to make,” offers vocalist Jonathan Schweiger. “Many of the tracks have light at the end of the tunnel lyrically, but some are more bittersweet. All of the change and upheaval in our lives before this record played a big part in the creative process.” <BR><BR>The band chose Skillet guitarist Ben Kasica's studio Skies Fall to handle the recording of the album.From the complex, distorted guitar riffs and brutal drums in songs like “Sleepwalker” and “Light Your Eyes”, to the more subdued and nuanced ‘Hold On’ and ‘Spirit In The Machine’, the band proves itself worthy of any hard rock band the genre. However, amongst all the musical chaos is the powerful, melodic voice of vocalist Jonathan Schweiger. Schweiger’s unique vocal styling lends the band its own sound, very different from the stereotypical rock voice. The combination infuses a rare balance of beauty and power that is unique to the band.<BR><BR>The album also showcases Modern Echo's chemistry and collaborative approach. Some songs were written complete or in part by a particular member, while others were written together. “Each person in the band plays guitar and other instruments so it made the writing process wide open with everyone giving input and writing parts,” states bassist Joe Alba. “In fact, we had over 20 tracks before narrowing it down to the final 12 to make the album. We were able to take the songs, build them, spend time on them • it was really important to have the songs sound huge, but also that we could replicate them live.”<BR><BR>A killer live show and intense touring has brought Modern Echo's powerful approach to hard rock to critical acclaim with fans, media, and other bands alike. The band considers itself first and foremost, a live band. “We feel most at home onstage, and these songs were written to be performed live,” Schweiger says. “The songs get an extra level of intensity through that performance.”<BR><BR>Modern Echo is a band that walks the fine line between aggression and melody, between intensity and nuance. “We're all pretty different as musicians and people, but early on it was clear we were on to something special. It's those differences in personality and past experiences that can actually bring people together. For us, it helped power a diverse record full of music and lyrics we knew people would relate to,” states guitarist Michael Joseph.<BR>And that is what memorable bands are all about.<BR><BR><B>Modern Echo</B> is:<BR>Jonathan Schweiger • Vocals<BR>Michael Joseph • Guitar<BR>Joe Alba • Bass<BR>Ted Butch • Drums<BR><BR>To stay up to date with the band, visit www.ModernEchoRocks.com and sign up for the mailing list - we'll give you a free track to download as a thank you!

Modern Echo BiographynnFor such a newly formed band, Modern Echo certainly show a level of maturity that a lot of other acts can only wish to achieve. I can picture a couple of these tunes spinning on FM radio stations and college radio around the globe with 'Hold On' being the most obvious of the lot. 'Light Your Eyes', 'Sleepwalker' and 'Here We Stand' are also very high quality tunes that should gain a wider recognition. - MyGlobalMind.comn_________________________________________________________________________________________nnDark, heavy, moving, hard-rock collides with memorable melodies and a dash of progressive rock to create a powerful sound that will appeal especially to fans of 10 Years, A Perfect Circle, Breaking Benjamin, and more.nnSpirit In The Machine, the first full length album by the Milwaukee four-piece band Modern Echo, covers a kaleidoscope of emotions. "It was a very intense album to make," offers vocalist Jonathan Schweiger. "Many of the tracks have light at the end of the tunnel lyrically, but some are more bittersweet. All of the change and upheaval in our lives before this record played a big part in the creative process." The band chose Skillet guitarist Ben Kasica's studio Skies Fall to handle the recording of the album.nnFrom the complex, distorted guitar riffs and brutal drums in songs like "Sleepwalker" and "Light Your Eyes", to the more subdued and nuanced ‘Hold On' and ‘Spirit In The Machine', the band proves itself worthy of any hard rock band the genre. However, amongst all the musical chaos is the powerful, melodic voice of vocalist Jonathan Schweiger. Schweiger's unique vocal styling lends the band its own sound, very different from the stereotypical rock voice. The combination infuses a rare balance of beauty and power that is unique to the band.nnThe album also showcases Modern Echo's chemistry and collaborative approach. Some songs were written complete or in part by a particular member, while others were written together. "Each person in the band plays guitar and other instruments so it made the writing process wide open with everyone giving input and writing parts," states bassist Joe Alba. "In fact, we had over 20 tracks before narrowing it down to the final 12 to make the album. We were able to take the songs, build them, spend time on them it was really important to have the songs sound huge, but also that we could replicate them live."nnA killer live show and intense touring has brought Modern Echo's powerful approach to hard rock to critical acclaim with fans, media, and other bands alike. The band considers itself first and foremost, a live band. "We feel most at home onstage, and these songs were written to be performed live," Schweiger says. "The songs get an extra level of intensity through that performance."nnModern Echo is a band that walks the fine line between aggression and melody, between intensity and nuance. "We're all pretty different as musicians and people, but early on it was clear we were on to something special. It's those differences in personality and past experiences that can actually bring people together. For us, it helped power a diverse record full of music and lyrics we knew people would relate to," states guitarist Michael Joseph.nnAnd that is what memorable bands are all about.nnModern Echo is:nJonathan Schweiger VocalsnMichael Joseph GuitarnJoe Alba BassnTed Butch Drumsn

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    • Modern Echo - Spirit In The Machine Review

      For such a newly formed band, Modern Echo certainly show a level of maturity that a lot of other acts can only wish to achieve. This Milwaukee based four-piece play a brand of modern alternative rock that shows influence from bands like 10 Years, Breaking Benjamin, and Trapt, but they also add a slight progressive touch more akin to bands like A Perfect Circle and The Butterfly Effect. This genre has been done to death over the last half-decade or so, but Modern Echo shows us just how potent and relevant this style of music can be when done right. I really enjoyed the vocal approach here though as there is a lot of modern alternative rock bands with boring dime-a-dozen vocalists but this guy sounds great. <BR><P>I can picture a couple of these tunes spinning on FM radio stations and college radio around the globe with HOLD ON being the most obvious of the lot. LIGHT YOUR EYES, SLEEPWALKER and HERE WE STAND are also very high quality tunes that should gain a wider recognition. <BR><P> I was pretty impressed by the high quality of the songwriting overall on Spirit In The Machine, and even though the modern alt. rock genre may have seemingly run its course I’m sure Modern Echo have a bright future ahead of them and I am personally happy to recommend the album to anybody that enjoys the sort of music released by bands like Trapt, The Butterfly Effect and Breaking Benjamin.<BR><P>Written By ZeeZeePublication: My Global MindDate:

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