EL VY Return To The Moon LP
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Matt Berniger From The National!
The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent
Knopf have teamed up for a collaborative LP under the alias EL VY.
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
• Vinyl LP
• Includes limited time MP3 coupon
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. Sleeping Light
9. Sad Case
10. Happiness, Missouri