Published Jul 03, 2012The self-titled debut from Melody's Echo Chamber is a truly international release. The project features French singer Melody Prochet backed by the members of Australia's Tame Impala, and the album will be released by U.S. label Fat Possum Records on September 11.
UPDATE: The album is now due out September 25.
An announcement accompanying lead single "Crystallized" (listen below) notes that the album was recorded and mixed with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, both in Perth and at Prochet's grandparents' beach house in Cavalière, France.
The collaboration is said to be "a kaleidoscopic fusion of psych rock and warm hypnotic pop," which draws on influences like Spiritualized, Pram, Robert Wyatt and Olivier Messiaen.
Prior to the album's release, Melody's Echo Chamber will put out a split seven-inch with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, featuring a new song backed by a MEC cover by UMO. "Crystallized" is also slated to receive a seven-inch release via Fat Possum.
The album tracklist below, and scroll past that to check out Melody's Echo Chamber's tour schedule, which includes Canadian stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
Melody's Echo Chamber:
1. I Follow You
3. You Won't Be Missing That Part of Me
4. Some Time Alone, Alone
5. Bisou Magique
6. Endless Shore
7. Quand Vas Tu Rentrer?
8. Mount Hopeless
10. Snowcapped Andes Crash
11. Be Proud of Your Kids
9/21 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
9/22 Seattle, WA - Neumos
9/23 Vancouver, BC - Venue
9/26 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
9/27 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
9/28 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
9/29 Columbus, OH - A&R Bar
9/30 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10/2 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/3 Montreal, QC - Corona
10/4 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/5 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/6 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/7 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/8 Los Angeles, CA - El Ray Theatre
10/11 San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10/12 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club