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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
9:49 am
Can anyone confirm if...
Yesterday while listening to KEXP at work, I think I heard Cheryl Waters, the mid-morning to afternoon DJ, announce that EPID contributed a song to a compilation CD called Sweetheart 2010 on the Hear Music label.

After some clicking around, I came up with no confirmation of this. Hear Music is the Starbucks music label and their website didn't list Sweetheart 2010 as for sale. Could be that KEXP got an advanced copy and the CD will go on sale at Starbucks in the near future. Valentines Day?

Does anyone know anything about this?
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
10:09 am
Thursday, October 15th, 2009
8:15 pm
Review of "Ciao My Shining Star"
http://www.elecvp.blogspot.com/ (http://evpzine.blogspot.com as of Monday, Oct. 19)

"Elvis Perkins’s cover of “She Watches Over Me” from 2007’s Love’s the Only Thing That Shuts Me Up, is more in the hungover, acoustic style of his song “The Dumps” than his studio tracks. Listening to Mulcahy’s version, this match is a natural one."
Monday, September 28th, 2009
11:17 pm
Monday, September 7th, 2009
7:54 pm
EPID at Bumbershoot 2009

EPID played two sets on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Bumbershoot Festival here in Seattle. The sky threatened to rain all day, but thankfully the bad weather held off until later in the night. I wasn't able to attend the KEXP broadcast, but I hope some of you got to listen online. I arrived at Seattle Center around 6 p.m. and wandered a bit to get a feel for the festival layout. EPID played the Northwest Court Stage (right near the super-secret clean indoor bathroom) which was the folk/jazz oriented stage. It was the only stage with actually chairs for seating. I decided to watch Eleni Mandell at the Northwest Court Stage until Os Mutantes was due to start on the Fisher Green Stage at 7:30. Then I saw Elvis and Nick! I went right over to the white wooden fence and said hello. I chatted with EP for a minute. We watched Eleni Mandell's first song, then he went backstage (a tent) and I left and watched Os Mutantes! They are a legendary Brazilian psychedelic band from the 60s. As I looked back in the crowd, I saw Brigham and Wyndham watching the show. In fact, Brigham asked the audience, "Did anyone watch Os Mutantes? They're awesome."

If you watch the very, very end of the WYWS video, Elvis bends down and throws something into the audience. It was the setlist, and it fluttered over to me. Here it is:

E (1,2,3 Goodbye)
D (I Heard Your Voice in Dresden)
Stop Drop
Mary (Weeping Pilgrim)
Zom (Stay Zombie)
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
7:25 pm
Just in time for Bumbershoot
Happy Doomsday. "We're so concerned with declaring ourselves while we're on this orb; I've decided that I don't want to live that way."
Friday, August 28th, 2009
7:15 pm
You may know that El has a working relationship with Yellow Bird Project. You may not know that he inspired a page in The Indie Rock Coloring Book.
Friday, August 21st, 2009
2:46 pm
Bumbershoot live stream
Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Platinum Pass holders (those who have $420 lying around) have access to the Bumbershoot Music Lounge, which is a small, exclusive venue. This private space will showcase an average of five intimate performances per day with Bumbershoot artists in front of a small audience, also broadcasting live for radio at 90.3 KEXP and streaming at KEXP.org.

Saturday Lineup* (September 5, PST)

* 12:00 Hey Marseilles
* 1:15 Telekinesis
* 2:30 Gang Gang Dance
* 3:45 Os Mutantes
* 5:30 Elvis Perkins in Dearland

I also strongly suggested listening to Os Mutantes, a legendary Brazilian pop band from the '60s.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
12:07 am
Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ NEWPORT
I was lucky enough to be at the 50th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend. I missed most of the Joan Baez set to watch Elvis Perkins in Dearland. Totally worth it, one of the best sets all weekend! He really mixed the set up some from Ash Wednesday, some from In Dearland, some new songs (they announced that EPID has a new EP coming out in October!), and they did a few traditional folk songs.

So GOOD!! I want to share some pics with everyone here, they are behind the cut :)

Sweet Roseanne (traditional)
I Heard Your Voice Dresden
Chains Chains Chains
Hours Last Stand
Weeping Mary (traditional)
I'll Be Arriving
Stop Drop & Rock N Roll
Gypsy Davy (traditional)
Stay Zombie Stay (new)
Four Strong Winds (traditional)
Old Ship Of Zion (w/ Tim Eriksen) [traditional]
While You Were Sleeping

Monday, June 29th, 2009
12:52 pm
Elvis on Mark Mulcahy Tribute Album
Musical visionary types take care of their own. Mark Mulcahy was the frontman for the 1980s Connecticut-based alt-rock band Miracle Legion, who released a few hard-to-find albums of R.E.M.-esque college rock jangle before breaking up in the mid-90s. He also led Polaris, the band who did the music for the beloved Nickelodeon kids' show "The Adventures of Pete & Pete". Since then, he's released three solo albums.

Late last year, Mulcahy's wife Melissa died unexpectedly, leaving him to take care of his three-year-old twin daughters. If Mulcahy is going to keep making music, he'll need help. And fortunately, he's getting it.

On September 29, Shout! Factory will release Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy, a tribute album to Mulcahy that will also serve as a benefit for him. An amazingly stacked lineup of indie rock greats have contributed their versions of Mulcahy songs. Thom Yorke takes on "All for the Best", Michael Stipe turns in his version of "Everything's Coming Undone", and the National handle "Ashamed of the Story I Told". Dinosaur Jr., Mercury Rev, and Frank Black also contribute songs. Tracklist below. Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy:

01 Thom Yorke: "All for the Best"
02 The National: "Ashamed of the Story I Told"
03 Michael Stipe: "Everything’s Coming Undone"
04 David Berkeley: "Love's the Only Thing That Shuts Me Up"
05 Dinosaur Jr.: "The Backyard"
06 Chris Harford and Mr. Ray Neal: "Micon the Icon"
07 Frank Black: "Bill Jocko"
08 Vic Chesnutt: "Little Man"
09 Unbelievable Truth: "Ciao My Shining Star"
10 Butterflies of Love: "I Have Patience"
11 Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne: "Cookie Jar"
12 Frank Turner: "The Quiet One"
13 Rocket From the Tombs: "In Pursuit of Your Happiness"
14 Ben Kweller: "Wake Up Whispering"
15 Josh Rouse: "I Woke Up in the Mayflower"
16 Autumn Defense: "Paradise"
17 Hayden: "Happy Birthday Yesterday"
18 Juliana Hatfield: "We're Not in Charleston Anymore"
19 Mercury Rev: "Sailors and Animals"
20 Elvis Perkins: "She Watches Over Me"
21 Sean Watkins: "A World Away From This One"

My story about MMCollapse )

Current Mood: thoughtful
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
10:33 am
Elvis Perkins in Dearland at Bumbershoot
Elvis Perkins in Dearland are confirmed to join Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, World Party and many others at this years Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA.

Go to www.bumbershoot.org for more info.


Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
9:14 pm
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
7:28 pm
Songs of Praise and Sorrow: Elvis Perkins. "I experience music to be a magic liquid, or magic substance, with mostly healing properties. And it might be misused or mixed badly, but all things can be. Or in the hands of the wrong doctor, it can make somebody sick. But I believe in the sanctity and the power and the magic of the stuff. And the mystery." (I am so jealous of the writer of this review, by the way. -- CommMom)
Monday, May 18th, 2009
9:30 am
Under the Radar (New Zealand). "He's going to just be happy and sad and goddamn it, he's going to be done with it - unabashed in the mixture of his emotions."

Express Night Out. "It was pretty grueling. We pretty much said yes to everything and did everything. I wasn't then and I'm not sure I am even now fully used to the touring lifestyle, and I don't think it's especially conducive to the creative process."
8:48 am
An oldie but a goodie: WNYC's Soundcheck interviews El about a year before XL released Ash Wednesday.
Friday, May 15th, 2009
6:38 am
"Elvis Perkins in Dearland Celebrates the General Through the Specific" “I often don’t recognize my life anymore. It’s the David Byrne moment, ‘How did I get here? Is this my beautiful van? Is this my beautiful band?’”

"Elvis Perkins' music sends listeners to a better place". "It's a collection of really talented, top-notch gentlemen, which may over time expand. And I think it sort of includes anybody that comes to the shows. We're all in Dearland."

The photos with this review make me glad El and the Dearlanders are taking some time off after the NYC show on Tuesday.

Another photo gallery!
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
4:25 pm
Monday, May 11th, 2009
9:12 pm
Singer Elvis Perkins is a Man of Mysteries. On the In Dearland sleeve art: “Well, we’re back at the mysteries, aren’t we? I think it’s good that you can’t figure it out and I wouldn’t want to figure it out for you. It strikes me sometimes as a square bell or an exploding horn. Maybe a singing frog. Perhaps something to do with vampires.”

Elvis Perkins Shakes Things Up with Dearland. "Early on, I knew I had no choice. I knew I was going to do something creative. I inherited those genes -- I never had the mind-set to be a banker or a lawyer. I grew up in an artistic environment, so I followed suit."
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
7:33 am
Elvis Perkins Comes To Grips With His Past -- And Himself. There's something appealing and attractive about the kind of raw wilderness of dreams, which has long-captivated painters, moviemakers and songwriters, and I'm sure forever will.

Elvis Perkins Tries to Move Out of the Darkness. To this day, I sometimes think, wouldn't it be nice if I could just be a guitar player — inconspicuous — in a band somewhere? I don't know — that could happen again somewhere. This interview comes with B-Sides.
Monday, April 27th, 2009
6:39 am
Elvis Perkins in Dearland is WERS's Album of the Month! Read all about it (and hear an interview with the man himself) here.
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