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THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM EL VY
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MATT BERNINGER (THE NATIONAL)
& BRENT KNOPF (MENOMENA / RAMONA FALLS)
EL VY is the 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
, 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 ideas and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-115, they got together to make an album.
Return to the Moon
sounds exactly like you’d hope a collaboration between these artists would: Berninger’s darkly funny, lyrical storytelling and his immediately identifiable sense of melody offset by Knopf’s playful, architectural arrangements and inventive production.
A1. Return To The Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo) A2. I’m The Man To Be
A3. Paul Is Alive
A4. Need A Friend
A5. Silent Ivy Hotel
B1. No Time To Crank The Sun
B2. It’s A Game
B3. Sleepin’ Light
(feat. Ural Thomas) B4. Sad Case
B5. Happiness, Missouri B6. Careless