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Ioanna Gika (ex-Io Echo) - Stream the New Album

Thalassa Out Now via Sargent House

Apr 05, 2019

Ioanna Gika was formerly the frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, but today she has released her debut solo album, Thalassa, via Sargent House. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Gika’s upcoming tour dates supporting Garbage. More

Ioanna Gika (ex-Io Echo) Shares New Song “Swan”

Thalassa Due Out April 5 via Sargent House

Mar 20, 2019

Ioanna Gika was formerly the frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, but she is releasing her debut solo album, Thalassa, on April 5 via Sargent House. Now she has shared another song from it, “Swan.” Listen below, followed by her upcoming tour dates supporting Garbage. More

Feb 19, 2019

Ioanna Gika was formerly the frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, but now she has announced her debut solo album, Thalassa, and has shared a self-directed video for a new song from it, “Out of Focus.” More

Ioanna Gika of Io Echo Shares New Solo Song “Roseate”

Her Debut Solo Album Due Out in Early 2019 via Sargent House

Oct 18, 2018

Ioanna Gika, frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, has shared a new solo song, “Roseate.” It’s the first taste of her debut solo album, which is due out in early 2019 via Sargent House. “Roseate” sounds a bit like Io Echo remixed by Zola Jesus. More

Io Echo Share iPhone Filmed Video for New Song “Harm”

Shot by Frontwoman Ioanna Gika on Her Phone

Aug 01, 2017

Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo have shared a new song, “Harm,” via its video. Frontwoman Ioanna Gika shot the video on her iPhone. It features her singing the song while her face changes. More

Jun 13, 2017

The Drums are releasing a new album, “Abysmal Thoughts” (the quote marks are part of the title), this Friday (June 16) via ANTI-. Previously they shared its first single, “Blood Under My Belt,” as well as a video for the song, and the tracks “Heart Basel” and “Head of the Horse.” More

IO Echo Announce New Tour Dates

Supporting HAIM This Fall

Aug 30, 2013

Industrial pop duo IO Echo have announced plans to tour North America this fall in support of their debut album Ministry of Love. More

Apr 21, 2013

April 19 marked the second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action. More

IO Echo – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Set to Play Under the Radar's Third SXSW 2013 Party, Friday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 11, 2013

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the third of three free SXSW day parties. Leading up to the event we’re letting you know about each artist playing. Today we’re spotlighting IO Echo. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties Featuring Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small Black, and more

Also Performing: Shout Out Louds, Foxygen, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Young Galaxy, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more

Mar 06, 2013

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2013 day parties, taking place on Wednesday March 13, Thursday March 14, and Friday March 15. Featured performers include Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small Black, Shout Out Louds, Foxygen, Poolside, Young Galaxy, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more. More

New Under the Radar Rdio Playlist – October 2012

What’s in Heavy Rotation at Under the Radar’s Offices Right Now

Oct 25, 2012

Here’s a new playlist we’ve made over at Rdio featuring some of the tracks that have been in heavy rotation in the Under the Radar offices of late. Some are artists interviewed in our last two issues, others might be interviewed in future issues, and the rest are just songs we’re really into. More

Sep 14, 2012

Los Angeles-based shoegaze duo IO Echo will be releasing their self-titled debut EP on October 16 via IAMSOUND. They have released two new songs from the EP: “Ministry Of Love” and “Carnation,” which can be heard below. The latter features The Drums’ frontman Johnny Pierce.


CMJ Music Marathon 2012 Announces Initial Lineup

The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Opossom, GZA, DIIV, Dent May, Foxygen, The Love Language, Com Truise, and more

Aug 22, 2012

The CMJ Music Marathon 2012 has just released the initial line up for its October 16-20 run in New York City. Artists include The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, The Love Language, Dent May, Kimbra, GZA, OFF!, Foxygen, Opossom, The Stepkids, Arthur Beatrice, Com Truise, DIIV, Exitmusic, Electric Guest, Prince Rama, The Presets, and more. More

Jun 07, 2012

Former “Pleased to Meet You” artists IO Echo are set to release their debut full-length Ministry of Love via IAMSOUND on September 11. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2011 Issue and Death Cab for Cutie Cover

Issue Includes Interviews with R.E.M., Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Cut Copy, Jens Lekman, Okkervil River, Panda Bear, Lykke Li, Iron and Wine, Elbow, Duran Duran, Destroyer, and more

Feb 11, 2011

Under the Radar’s Winter 2011 issue is about to hit stands. The cover features Death Cab for Cutie, who gave writer Matt Fink insight into the band’s forthcoming album, Codes and Keys (due out in May). The issue also includes interviews with Bright Eyes, British Sea Power, The Dears, The Decemberists, Destroyer, The Dodos, Duran Duran,Elbow, Iron and Wine, Lykke Li, R.E.M., Telekinesis, Toro Y Moi, The Antlers, The Big Pink, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Jens Lekman, Okkervil River, Panda Bear, Vivian Girls, Anna Calvi, Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, Yuck, and more.



16th Annual Artist Survey: Ioanna Gika

Gika on #MeToo, Bono, Social Media, and Artificial Intelligence

Feb 15, 2019

For Under the Radar‘s 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions. More


Jun 06, 2013

Gauzy industrial pop laced with remnants of early ‘90s shoegaze, Ministry of Love is a surreal window into the world of Los Angeles group IO Echo. More

Mar 26, 2013

I didn’t get to see everything I wanted to at Under the Radar’s seventh annual SXSW party. (Like any good hostess, I found myself often forgoing the entertainment to make sure no one went thirsty.) However, I was able to see a large handful of favorites (old and new) including: DIANA, Big Black Delta, Shout Out Louds, Young Dreams, Gold & Youth, Young Galaxy, Poolside, DIIV, Dan Croll, NZCA/LINES, IO Echo, and Small Black. More

Mar 18, 2013

Despite historically lacking in big-name performances, the opening night of the 27th annual SXSW delivered the goods. I kicked off my first evening out in The Lone Star State with sets from Sirah, Charli XCX, IO Echo, Divine Fits, and Cirque du Soleil. (Yes, that Cirque du Soleil.)


Sep 13, 2012

The debut album by Los Angeles-based duo IO Echo begins with a bombastic burst in the opening number “Shanghai Girls.” It signals a confident presence and ambitious agenda by a band that’s been saddled from the start with plenty of labels and expectations by critics and fans alike. Shaking off those labels, which include buzzwords like “dark,” “murky,” and “gothic,” the band forges ahead with songs that are precise and synthetic but nevertheless elude falling into a formulaic rut of ho-hum electronic rock. More