Video of the Day | Lollapalooza Preview Edition: IO Echo

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IO Echo is loved by people in high places. And, also by the 933 people who have them slotted on their custom schedules as the first band to see at this year’s edition of Lollapalooza. The band is slated to take the stage at 12:45pm this Friday — a tough slot for sure — but one that serves as further evidence that record companies and industry folks have taken notice of the Los Angeles-based quartet (née duo).

They’ve been selected for significant slots before, having played Coachella, opened for Nine Inch Nails on their supposed farewell tour (they’re also playing Lolla this year) as well as slots with Florence & the Machine, The Drums, and WE faves Garbage and Bloc Party. Oh, and they were also selected to score the James Franco film, “Rebel.”

And, when you check out their hazy track “When the Lillies Die,” you’ll immediately understand why they’ve garnered so much buzz.


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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.