A couple of years back, Davey Ingersoll hit a wall.
The local music luminary — part of the famed Tri-City band Gosling, originally called Loudermilk — had some false starts trying to put together a new group.
Nothing seemed to come to fruition.
Ingersoll struggled with whether to continue trying or put playing music behind him.
“I kept going back and forth with it,” he said.
He ultimately decided making music was an important part of his life.
It seems clear he made the right call.
Ingersoll’s band The Echolarks has a new single out, with a release party set June 26 in Kennewick.
The group is made up of Tri-City musicians who all now live in Seattle. It’ll be fun to celebrate the new music at home, Ingersoll said.
“We all have a ton of pride in being a band from the Tri-Cities,” he said. “That’s where the music started.”
Ingersoll sings, plays guitar and handles songwriting for The Echolarks, a power pop/dream pop outfit with influences from ’60s pop tunes to the shoegaze alt-rock movement. The result is a rock sound with a dreamy, ethereal quality.
Ingersoll’s wife, Grace Ingersoll, a classically trained singer, also lends her vocals and plays keys, and Tarik Merzouk plays guitar for the group.
The band’s lineup has shifted a bit since the single was recorded. Drummer Garrett Dunn and bassist Britton Omel appear on the record, while Juan Hernandez now plays bass for the group and Aaron Cramer plays drums.
The A side track, Eloquence, is dreamy, catchy and lyrical, while the B side track Gloria Grey is a bit moodier, though no less lovely.
The songs are available now on platforms including iTunes, Amazon and www.theecholarks.bandcamp.com. Vinyl pressings will be sold at the record release party. The $5 price tag includes a digital download card.
While The Echolarks celebrate the single, they’re also working on an EP. And Davey and Grace have another work in progress too — they’re expecting a baby.
When Davey Ingersoll made that recommitment to music, “I feel like my life kind of bounced back to me. I felt like myself,” he said. “I want our daughter to grow up watching her parents being engaged in the things they’re passionate about.”
In the past, Ingersoll said, he may have taken playing music for granted.
“Now, when anybody lets me get on stage and sing my songs and play guitar, and I have these incredible musicians and friends with me, I’m extremely grateful,” he told the Herald. “It’s a sacred thing for me.”
The free, all-ages record release party starts at 6 p.m. June 26 at The Local, 8530 W. Gage Blvd., Suite E, Kennewick. The Echolarks will be joined by Marceline and Badland Nomad.