Echo Pearl Varsity's New Album, 'Fires'
Echo Pearl Varsity (EPV) is cutting a new slice into the Portland, OR music scene with a burgeoning genre known as Post-Fusion. In the Spring of 2015, the three-piece pizza-shop colleagues -- lead songwriter Sam Luna, drummer Ian Taylor, and bassist Nolan Henderson -- were joined by saxophonist Levi Downey to form EPV.
EPV's debut album, 'Fires' was released in November 2016 with a West Coast tour, and it is available for download, streaming, and custom flash drives. The "good boys" (as they are referred to by friends and fans) will be launching another tour West Coast tour July 2017 to support their coinciding cover-song EP release.
“Establishing the band as leaders in this avant category, Fires shows EPV as masterful yet malleable and commanding yet flexible, with a willingness to flow with the orchestrative freedom post-rock and jazz allow.”
- Nov. 16, 2017 Central Saloon
- April 29, 2017 Central Saloon
- Oct. 4, 2017 The Liquor Store w/ There Is No Mountain
- April 22, 2017 The White Eagle
- May 19, 2017 Twilight Bar
- June 22, 2017 Fremont Theater
- Feb. 18, 2017 Mississippi Pizza
- Nov. 15th at The Liquor Store with Ellis Pink // Cherimoya
- Dec. 3rd at The White Eagle with Enjoys Things
- Jan. 14, 2017 The Moulin Rouge
- April 21, The Horse Radish in Carlton, OR
- April 7, 2017 Whirled Pies (formerly Cosmic Pizza), Eugene
- June 30, 2017 Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene
- July 1, 2017 Bamboo Room in Medford
Bay Area, CA
- July 3, 2017 at The Back Room in Berkeley
- July 4, 2017 TBD
- Nov. 13th at Oakland.Secret with Adam Lowdermilk // The Gentlemen Amateurs
Los Angeles, CA
- July 5, 2017 Mantra Cafe DTLA
- July 7, 2017 DBA, Pomona, CA
- Nov. 10th at Ham & Eggs with LA River Bend // Illustrative Violet // Mercury Wheel
- Nov. 11th at Lot 1 with The Lentils // Stay Cool Forever
- Nov. 12th at The Alley Gallery
Press Photos (click to download high-rez)
Vortex Magazine - Review of single, "My Favorite Teams"
The Deli Magazine - Review of single, "Mmmhmm"
Tour Worthy - Review of single, "Chrono Trigger Main Theme"
The Deli Magazine - Artists of the month
Tour Worthy - Review of upcoming album, "Fires."
Vortex Magazine - Review of new video and single, "Twilight Karma."
Music Existence - Review of Single, "Dopener."
KPSU - In-studio live performance.
Music Blogged - "Dopener" review for upcoming album.
Audible Addixion - Album preview and review of "Dopener."
Jam Sphere - Review of "Dopener."