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Sorrow and grief recently struck London’s Echo Lake with the passing of their drummer, Pete Hayes, on 6/21/12. Less than a week later, the band’s debut album was released and it is a damn shame that Hayes will not be around to participate in all of the good fortunes ahead for this band. Wild Peace is a beautiful, psychedelic amalgamation of fellow British bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Lush, or Stereolab and contemporary dream pop venturers like a Sunny Day in Glasgow. For instance, “Young Silence” splits its mojo between sensual shoegaze and industrial cathedrals, while “Just Kids” is a brilliant album finisher with peaking guitar riffs and spot on harmonies. The vocals, the retro-production, the perfectly placed chaos; they are all part of the album’s intangibles. R.I.P. Pete Hayes.

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