is an American indie rock
band formed in Los Angeles
by Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross
. Their debut album, Ministry of Love
, was released in 2013 on Iamsound
in the US.
Previously, the band released "While You Were Sleeping" single in 2010 and a self-titled EP in 2012 on the same label. Io Echo's style combines rock music compositions with instruments such as a Japanese koto
harp and Chinese violins. Io Echo were hand picked by Trent Reznor
to open for Nine Inch Nails
at the last show of their Wave Goodbye Tour
. Io Echo have also recently composed the score to the Harmony Korine
and James Franco
film project Rebel.
In 2013, the band played Coachella, Lollapalooza, and toured with Bloc Party
As well as recording and touring, after seeing them perform live Jeffrey Deitch asked the band to curate an audio visual festival at the Museum of Modern Art Los Angeles. Io Echo named it PLAY MOCA and played alongside Salem, Cults, Zola Jesus, Active Child, and more.
Gika and Ross were introduced by a friend and bonded over a mutual love for The Velvet Underground, in particular the song “Venus in Furs”. They released the EP Io Echo in October 2012. While working on their debut album, the band opened for The Big Pink, Florence + the Machine, The Drums, Nine Inch Nails, and Garbage. Leopold Ross also played bass for The Big Pink.
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