Today, EL VY release a new video for ‘No Time To Crank The Sun’, keeping their promise to create a video for every track on their debut album, Return To The Moon. Directed by Tom Berninger (Matt’s sibling, director of the award-winning Mistaken For Strangers film and creator of all preceding EL VY videos thus far), the video pieces together behind-the-scenes footage of Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf.
EL VY (rhymes with ‘hell pie’, like a plural of Elvis) and 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 Brent’s previous band Menomena played small half-empty clubs along America’s west coast. Feeling an immediate 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.
Having wowed sold-out audiences in north America, EL VY will head across the Atlantic next week for their maiden European tour. Matt and Brent will be joined on stage by drummer Andy Stack (Wye Oak) and Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander) on bass. Support comes from The Penny Serfs and Small Feet (London only).
01 – COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset π SOLD OUT
02 – HAMBURG, Grunspan π
03 – AMSTERDAM, Melkweg π SOLD OUT
04 – COLOGNE, Kantine π
06 – BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus π
07 – BRUSSELS, AB π SOLD OUT
08 – PARIS, Le Trabendo π
09 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom π @ SOLD OUT
10 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom π @ SOLD OUT
12 – MANCHESTER, Gorilla π SOLD OUT
13 – DUBLIN, Vicar Street π SOLD OUT