Dead Leaf Echo Premiere New Single “BOO”

Dead Leaf Echo Premiere New Single "BOO"
Dead Leaf Echo New Single “BOO”

Brooklyn shoegaze/nouveau wave band Dead Leaf Echo have premiered their new single “BOO“.

The song is out now and is the first taste of their forthcoming new EP due out sometime next year via PaperCup. Buy it here.

Part-inspired by the seminal Madchester movement of the late 80s and 90s, BOO was written in part as a tribute to the late Denise Johnson (Primal Scream / New Order), the Mancunion powerhouse vocalist who brought so much warmth and character to some of the Madchester movement’s most memorable moments.

But while Johnson’s spirit can undoubtedly be felt in its infectious choral hooks, on a deeper subconscious level, it’s also a song that finds DLE frontman L.G. Galleon haunted by paranoid thoughts of subterfuge, spooks and unwelcome surprises. As he explains: 

“Boo was written five years ago when I was pressed by my girlfriend at the time to write a joke “Manchester” song with a hook. It quickly morphed into a partial ode to Denise Johnson who passed away during the pandemic and also into a creepy Halloween song about surveillance, discovery and scaring your “Boo” with the truth about all your hidden secrets.”

Take a listen to the track below.

Dead Leaf Echo Upcoming US Tour Dates

10/19 – Philadelphia PA Ortleibs
10/20 – Troy NY No Fun
10/21 – NYC Footlight presents at Windjammer Bar
10/22 – Boston MA The Loft Somerville
10/23 – New London CT TBA
12/14 – Olympia WA Cryptatropa
12/15 – Portland OR The Fixin To’s
12/16 – Seattle WA Sunset Tavern
12/17 – Vancouver, BC Bullet Farm