Brooklyn shoegaze/nouveau wave band Dead Leaf Echo have shared the music video for their latest single “BOO“.
The song is part of our current playlist and is the first single from their forthcoming album ‘The Mercy of Women’, out next year. Buy it here.
BOO is an indie-dance anthem with a deliberately retro feel, intended as a tribute to the late Denise Johnson (Primal Scream / New Order), the Mancunion powerhouse vocalist who blessed some of the greatest Madchester-era records with her inimitable character. Scratch beneath its Hacienda-primed sound, though and you’ll find an altogether darker and paranoid lyrical substrata.
The band’s L.G. Galleon reflects:
“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.”
Speaking about the concepts behind the video – directed by New Visions Dylan Brannigan, L.G. Galleon says:
“The Boo video intensifies the viewer’s visions of paranoia and fear about losing a loved one as they are trapped within a television screen forever set to watch themselves on repeat.”
Watch the clip below .
Dead Leaf Echo Upcoming Live Dates
11/12 Phoenixville PA The Polish Club
12/14 Olympia WA Cryptatropa
12/15 Portland WA Fixin To’s
12/16 Seattle WA The Sunset Tavern
12/17 Vancouver BC Bullet Farm
01/04 Brooklyn NY TV EYE