Obscured By Echoes embarked upon an entirely interstellar psychedelic trip with the first installment of their unsettling conceptual piece, Avidonia. Part 1: The Escape creeps about in ways that leave one wondering what exactly happened to these unfortunate earthbound souls during a terrorizing planetary invasion, but it’s clear the doomsday levels are on high. Vocalist Johnny Flores tips the scale into utter madness on “Delorum Pandorum,” opening portals to uncharted dimensions from whence there’s no return.
The band will soon release the second Avidonia installment, after an extended period of keeping low-key as they worked away in the studio. But you just might get a sample of what’s to come when you see Obscured By Echoes tonight at Hotel Vegas, 1502 E. 6th St. This is one excellent bill, with Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5, and Fort Worth band Same Brain. Dark and lovely. Very recommended.
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