Dreamy shoegaze pop never sounded so sexy as it does on Dead Leaf Echo‘s “Half-Truth”. That consistent machine gun snare and those sleepy seductive vocals mesh almost too perfectly with the atmospheric guitar, which at times even borders an angular Smiths-like jangle. It’s as if The Smiths and The Dears formed an unlikely union and the resulting brainchild was Dead Leaf Echo. You can also hear traces of select collaborators like Ulrich Schnass and Depeche Mode. “Half-Truth” is one of those songs that wears its influences on its sleeve, but still contains the ability to impress. Well done.
“Half-Truth” can be found on Dead Leaf Echo’s latest release, Truth.
Dead Leaf Echo: Half-Truth [mp3]
[audio:091201-dead_leaf_echo-half-truth.mp3|titles=Half-Truth|artists=Dead Leaf Echo]