Thank you, thank you, thank you, and a ton of bows, Elvis Perkins…In Dearland!
P&C can’t stop spinning the latest release from American folk god Elvis Perkins, and his band, Dearland, the eponymous Elvis Perkins in Dearland.
The record, which came out just 2 days ago, is the band’s first LP…and boy, its brilliant. Could you expect anything less, really?
As most of you know, Mr. Perkins is local now, having moved to Providence, R.I. circa 2004, after Ash Wednesday was complete; it was here that he formed Dearland and the rest is this brand new record and a whole lot of delicious and eclectic tunes.
Oft compared to the likes of Buddy Holly and one of my all-time favorite bands, Neutral Milk Hotel, Elvis Perkins in Dearland using a whole host of instruments (think horns and stringed wonders) to create a brilliant blend of contemporary and old world folk. Stand out tracks include “Doomsday”, “Chains, Chains, Chains”, and “Shampoo”.
Luckily, P&C has scored tickets to see the lot in Brooklyn at the Bell House on April 24.
Be sure to check this record.