Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

IO Echo

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Los Angeles, United States

IO Echo is an duo formed in Los Angeles, USA, and consisting of Ioanna Gika (vocals, guitar, piano, koto harp) and Leopold Ross (bass, programming). For live performances, Gika sings, Ross plays guitar, and they have additional musicians for bass, keyboards and drums. Regarding the band name, Ross said that “Io is short for Ioanna, and Echo we chose for its sonic compatibility”.

According to Ross: “We were introduced by a friend. We bonded over a mutual love for the The Velvet Underground, in particular the song “Venus in Furs”. I was named after Leopold Von Sacher Masoch, who wrote the book on which the song is based”.

They released the EP IO Echo in October 2012.

Working on their debut album which blends grand, romantic and dark songs with unique textures such as chinese violins and koto harps. In the meantime, the band has opened for The Big Pink, Florence + the Machine, The Drums, Nine Inch Nails, and Garbage and they have recently composed the score to the Harmony Korine + James Franco film “Rebel”. Leopold Ross also played bass for The Big Pink.

Official site: http://ioechomusic.com/

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

23,261listeners all time
266,958scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners