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EL VY - EL VY, New Project by Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf
EL VY : EL VY, New Project by Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf
4th August 2015

EL VY (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with ‘hell pie’) is the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist and lyricist of The National, and Brent Knopf, the Portland musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and his more recent band, Ramona Falls.  Their debut album Return To The Moon will be released on October 30th via 4AD.

The album is a project Berninger and Knopf have been thinking about for years. Their friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when the National and Menomena played small half- empty clubs along America’s west coast.  Feeling an immediate musical kinship, the pair kept in touch, Brent sending Matt occasional rough sketches of music and Matt responding with melodies and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-15, they actually got together to make an album.  Learn more about the record here

You can see the lyric video to the title track via the band's new YouTube channel here, or in the player below.  You can stream the track on the platform of your choice here.  Listeners who pre-order Return To The Moon on iTunes will receive the title track instantly, and every song on Side 1 (tracks 1-5) of the album before its 30th October release date.

You can pre-order Return To The Moon on LP/CD here.
*Pre-orders will include a signed poster from Matt and Brent, while supplies last. LPs will include a MP3 download coupon. 

You can pre-order the album via iTunes (w/ instant download of 'Return To The Moon') here
You can pre-order via Amazon here

Find EL VY online:
Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube 

EL VY will perform with a touring band for a number of live shows.  The full list is below, along with links - tickets go onsale for most venues on Friday 7th August.

2nd – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR, US [Tickets]
3rd – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR, US [Tickets]
4th – Neumos, Seattle WA, US [Tickets]
6th – The Independent, San Francisco CA, US [Tickets]
7th – Troubadour, Los Angeles CA, US [Tickets]
10th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [Tickets]
11th – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US [Tickets]
13th – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY, US [Tickets]
14th – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, US [Tickets]
15th – The Sinclair, Boston MA, US [Tickets]
16th – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC, Canada [Tickets]
17th – Opera House, Toronto ON, Canada [Tickets]
19th – Metro, Chicago IL, US [Tickets]
20th – The Turner, Milwaukee WI, US [Tickets]
21st – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US [Tickets]

1st – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark [Tickets]
2nd – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
3rd – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Tickets]
4th – Kantine, Cologne, Germany [Tickets]
6th – Astra, Berlin, Germany [Tickets]
7th – AB, Brussels, Belgium [Tickets]
8th – Trabendo, Paris, France [Tickets]
10th – Electric Ballroom, London, UK [Tickets]
12th – Gorilla, Manchester, UK [Tickets]
13th – Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland [Tickets]