You won't have heard of EL VY yet, but you might just recognise the members: Matt Berninger of The National, and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls/ex Menomena. For those wondering about the name, EL VY is pronounced like the plural of Elvis, and as the press release states, it rhymes with "hell pie".
Surfacing just two days ago, the duo released 'Return To The Moon' the title track to their debut album which is expected later this year. It features a different, funkier, vibe than I was initially expecting, but Berninger's trademark vocal style and humorous lyrics are enough to interest me in any project.
Avid fans out there, or at least regular readers of this website, might recall that this isn't the first project involving members of The National & Menomena to surface this year. Back in April we were treated to Pfarmers and their debut album, which spawned the brilliant track 'The Ol' River Gang'. I'm all for the collaborations, I'm just hoping both bands can unite in their full forms and maybe throw together a track, or perhaps a tour?
1. Return To The Moon (Political Song For Didi Bloome To Sing, With Crescendo)
2. I'm The Man To Be
3. Paul Is Alive
4. Need A Friend
5. Silent Ivy Hotel
6. No Time To Crank The Sun
7. It's A Game
8. Sleepin' Light (Feat. Ural Thomas)
9. Sad Case
10. Happiness, Missouri
Return To The Moon will be released on 30th October by 4AD.