[UPDATED With a Comment From the Real Echo Echo] Echo Echo May Have Some Competition From James Mercer's Fictional Band
The real Echo Echo formed in 2003 under the name Steve Carson Band, because Carson was the primary singer/songwriter. As they evolved, the band decided to change their name by drawing words out of a hat. When two band members drew the word "Echo" at the same time, it was a done deal. The band is currently promoting its latest EP, Dripping From The Undercoat, and will be performing at DPS Event Production's Backstage event with Alex Mercier on Feb. 9.
So what if Mercer, Meloy and Tucker do start a band using their name? "That would be very strange," Carson allows.
Original post, Jan. 30, 2012, 10:44 a.m.: Should the Santa Ana indie rockers be worried? Spinner reports that another band called Echo Echo--made up of James Mercer of the Shins, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists and Corin Tucker formerly of Sleater-Kinney--appeared on the IFC show Portlandia in a comedy skit called "Deuce
It's not actually a real band, and James Mercer told Spinner that
they never talked about performing together for real. "We kind of just
got through it. It's strange for us being filmed and stuff. We had fun
hanging out and stuff, but we never talked about starting a band," he