Few have shown the ability to juggle multiple musical projects over the years like Adrian Quesada. The in-demand musician and producer has perennially overbooked himself, so much so that several years back, he needed to step away from the punishing road schedule of the band he co-founded with his Laredo bandmates, Grupo Fantasma. Yet his plate remains full – he started and toured with the supergroup Spanish Gold, and his band Brownout is busier than ever. And in 2011, he launched a new project – Echocentrics, essentially a vehicle for the songs Adrian is constantly writing and recording in his rare down time. Quesada mixes in everything from his fertile imagination to concoct this global psychedelia, and hand picks his favorite singers to be his collaborators. For Echo Hotel, the band’s latest release, Alex Maas (Black Angels), Natalia Clavier (Thievery Corporation), James Petralli (White Denim) and Bill Callahan all show up to help the cause.
– Jeff McCord
Thursday, June 23rd – The Parish (album release show)
Thursday, June 23rd –Live in KUTX Studio 1A at 1 p.m.
Echocentrics frontman Adrian Quesada discusses each track on the new album Echo Hotel.