Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Elf Power announces Jan/Feb dates w/ Neutral Milk Hotel | New LP + video out now!

               Athens, GA Elephant 6 mainstays Elf Power
               announce Jan/Feb tour w/ Neutral Milk Hotel

New LP out now

Elf Power's strongest, most cohesive work in a decade." - NPR

View the new video here via SPIN

DOWNLOAD / STREAM / EMBED individual tracks:
"A Gray Cloth Covering My Face" via NPR's All Songs Considered
"Sunlight on the Moon" via Pitchfork

"Lift the Shell" via Flagpole

Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 19 years have released twelve albums, two EPs, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998’s Dave Fridmann-produced A Dream In Sound and 2008’s collaboration with the late Vic ChesnuttDark Developments have cemented the bands’ reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic pychedelic folk rock around.

Their latest album, Sunlight On The Moon combines the scuzzy, sleazy recording qualities of their early lo-fi masterworks with their powerful live bombast, with experiments in Kraftwerk-styled/Eno-esque drum machine minimalism, into a seamless, perfectly flowing whole. The album’s release on October 1, 2013 coincides with American tour dates with the recently revived Neutral Milk Hotel, with whom Elf Power did their first big national tour 15 years agoin 1998! Many more headlining shows throughout America and Europe are planned for the fall and spring. Singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalistLaura Carter are joined by James Huggins (Of Montreal/Great Lakes) on bass, and Peter Alvanos on drums, though all the members play a wide variety of instruments on the recordings. Longtime collaborator* Bryan Poole (Of Montreal)* still joins the band on guitar at live shows.

Album art for Sunlight On The Moon
The band recorded the latest record in a variety of settings ranging from singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger’s home studio, to Athens, GA’s The Glow studio, to Lavonia, GA’s Gypsy Farm Studios, a long derelict country music theatre located in rural Georgia. Newly renovated and transformed into a recording studio, the beautiful auditorium hosted concerts from the likes of Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and George Jones throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Some of the songs sprung from a return to Elf Power’s original mode of songwriting, writing and recording the song simultaneously without rehearsal. Songs like “Lift the Shell”, “A Grey Cloth Covering My Face” and “Things Lost” were recorded as they were being written with Rieger playing all of the basic instrumentation and other band members later embellishing the creations with their own flavors. Often, a more fully rehearsed “full band” version was recorded as well, but the more minimalistic original versions were preferred for their stranger, looser qualities.
Sunlight On The Moon sees release on October 1, 2013 as a joint release on Darla Records / Orange Twin Records. Orange Twin Records works in conjunction with The Orange Twin Conservation Community, 155 acres of beautiful land on the outskirts of Athens that has initiated the development of a highly progressive, self-sustainable and ecologically-minded cluster village and nature preserve.

Tour dates: all dates w/ Neutral Milk Hotel
1.13      Ithaca, NY - The State Theatre
1.14      Jersey City, NJ - Loew's Theatre
1.16      Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
1.17      Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
1.18      Montreal, QC - Olympia de Montréal
1.19      Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
1.20      Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
1.22      Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
1.23      Brooklyn, NY - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
1.24      Brooklyn, NY - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
1.25      Brooklyn, NY - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
1.26      New York, NY - Webster Hall      
1.28      New York, NY - Webster Hall
1.29      Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
1.30      Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
1.31      Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
2.01      Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
2.02      Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
2.04      Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
2.05      St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
2.06      Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
2.07      Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
2.08      Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
2.10      Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
2.11      Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
2.13      Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
2.14      Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
2.15      Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
2.17      Austin, TX ACL - Live at the Moody Theater
2.18      Austin, TX ACL - Live at the Moody Theater
2.19      Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
2.20      New Orleans, - LA Civic Theatre
2.21      New Orleans, - LA Civic Theatre

Artist - Elf Power
Album Sunlight on the Moon
Release Date - October 1, 2013
Label -  Darla / Orange Twin
01. Transparent Lines
02. A Grey Cloth Covering My Face
03. Lift the Shell
04. Sunlight on the Moon
05. Grotesquely Born Anew
06. Things Lost
07. Darkest Wave
08. You're Never Gonna Go To Heaven
09. Strange Designs
10. Manifestations
11. Total Annihilation
12. Chromosome Blues
13. A Slow Change



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