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The best kept secret in music


"Aquarian Weekly / North Jersey Notes"

2/20/02 - The Aquarian Weekly

North Jersey Notes: by Tim Louie

A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from my bud, John Rango of the band echofission, and he invited me down to check out his band at The Underpass in Elmwood Park. And I'm happy I went. The keyword is "happy" because this band exerts some really "happy" music. First of all, The Underpass was packed wall-to-wall with people. Probably the most packed I've seen this venue since my band played there. This, of course, was a very good sign. Secondly, the band was extremely tight as they ripped through songs like the happy and upbeat "Twirl" and "Drifting". Moody songs like "Monsooned in Guam" and "I Perceive Truth" got the crowed dancing. Underpass co-owner Joe Beets says, "These guys are great! They fit right in with the atmosphere of this bar! This is the most fun I've had in a while!"

Echofission were put together by John Rango (vocals/guitar) and Gebhardt Zurburg (vocals/guitar) last year. Both guys were recording different projects with producer Jimmy Ascuitto, and decided to try putting respective projects together. Jimmy also plays the Groovebox and other weird sounds for the band. Rounding out the band is Jon Abate on the drums and Steve Weinberg on the bass. The musicianship in this band is just so unbelievable, and if you ever see them playing somewhere, you need to check them out!

- Tim Louie


"Echofission" LP released by Echofission Nov. 2002.

Streaming: Monsooned in Guam

Radio play:
105.5 WDHA - "Twirl" - Homegrown Spotlight
88.7 WPIR - William Paterson University Radio - "Twirl", "Don't Wake Up" - Regular Rotation


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Echofission's songwriting combines the groundbreaking qualities of its influences with its development of a diverse and edgy sound. The band draws inspiration from groups such as: Beatles, Pavement, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Echo and The Bunnymen, Smiths, Pixies, Screaming Trees, Phish and Alice in Chains. Jazz, funk, progressive and electronica elements are also incorporated.

Our songlist ranges from mellow psychedelia and classic rock to progressive and groove-oriented rock. Lyrically and conceptually, we are interested in exploring the blurred boundaries between reality and fantasy, the conscious and subconscious, the mind and the heart, and confidence and insecurity.

Our flexible sound distingushes us from the generic-formula of most mainstream bands. Also, our experiences performing and working within the music business is substantial.

Echofission is based in Fair Lawn, NJ.