News

Oct 17, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, last October via 4AD.  More

Watch: EL VY – “Careless” Video

Return to the Moon Out Now via 4AD

Aug 09, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, last October via 4AD. They have been releasing amusing black & white videos for all of the songs on the album and now here's the final one, for "Careless." More

Watch: EL VY - “Sleepin’ Light” Video

Return to the Moon Out Now via 4AD

Aug 03, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, last October via 4AD. More

Mar 11, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, last October via 4AD. They have already shared several videos for the album and now they have just put out two more, for "Sad Case/Happiness, Missouri" and "It's a Game." More

Jan 13, 2016

Last night President Barack Obama delivered his eighth and final State of the Union address. At the White House there was a preshow event last night that was live streamed and can be watched below. EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) performed at the event, as did rapper Wale. More

Jan 12, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. More

Watch: EL VY - “No Time to Crank the Sun” Video

Return to the Moon Out Now via 4AD

Nov 24, 2015

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, at the end of October via 4AD. Now they have shared a video for "No Time to Crank the Sun." As with all of EL VY's videos thus far, Matt's brother Tom Berninger directed the clip.  More

Nov 03, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo just released their great debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, last Friday via 4AD. Last night they opened their tour at Portland's Doug Fir Lounge in what was essentially their first full on live show (beyond some shorter performances).  More

Oct 29, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, tomorrow (Friday, October 30) via 4AD. Today they have shared another single for it, "Silent Ivy Hotel," via Spotify.  More

Oct 26, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, this Friday (October 30) via 4AD. Today they have shared another single for it, "Need a Friend," via its lyric video. More

Oct 01, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, on October 30 via 4AD. More

Sep 03, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, on October 30 via 4AD and previously shared the lyric video for the album opener and sort of title track, "Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, With Crescendo)." Now the band has shared a new song, "I'm the Man to Be," via its lyric video. More

Jul 13, 2012

Releasing his newest album Prophet a few months back, former Menomena member Brent Knopf has returned to deliver a new music video for his now full-time project Ramona Falls. More

Apr 23, 2012

Ramona Falls' new album Prophet, the follow-up to 2009's Intuit, is scheduled to finally hit store shelves on May 1 via Barsuk. More

Listen: Ramona Falls - “Squorm”

Off New Album Prophet

Apr 09, 2012

Devoting himself now full-time to what was once a side-project, former Menomena member Brent Knopf and his band Ramona Falls are set to release their sophomore LP Prophet on May 1. More

Feb 15, 2012

Former Menomena member Brent Knopf and his band Ramona Falls have announced the release of their forthcoming sophomore album, Prophet. More

May 13, 2010

Ramona Falls (aka Menomena's Brent Knopf) have released a new video for single "Russia," which is taken from 2009's slightly underappreciated debut, Intuit. In the charming clip our hero attempts to woo his lady via origami, Russian Dolls, and so forth, but she continually quotes the song's "too little, too late" lyric. We have the video. More


Interviews

EL VY - The Under the Radar Cover Story

Together Apart: Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls on Their Years-in-the-Making Collaboration

Feb 19, 2016

Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf are at the same address, but they're not in the same room. In New York City, "running around doing some TV tapings, radio thingies, and stuff like this," as Berninger calls it, The National frontman is 17 stories up occupying a hotel suite overlooking the memorial site of Ground Zero. More

Dec 20, 2009

Under the Radar's Best of the Decade/Year-End Issue features our Best of the Decade Artist Survey. For Under the Radar's 7th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last decade and asked them for a list of their best albums of the decade. Some of the surveys didn't make it in the issue and some answers from surveys that did make it in the issue had to be trimmed for space. Those surveys and answers are posted on our website. Here is a web-exclusive survey from Paul Alcott of Ramona Falls.

  More


Reviews

Intuit

Intuit

Barsuk

Aug 31, 2009

Named after a hiking path near Mt. Hood, Menomena's Brent Knopf veers slightly off the experimental rock path in search of simpler delights with his solo debut project, Ramona Falls. Featuring 35 of Knopf's best friends, including members of The Helio Sequence and Mirah, Intuit contains the same jazz, folk, and subtle electronia elements of his day job. However, here Knopf's free-form musicality is layered under deeply introspective lyrics focusing on, you know, the sort of quiet, thought-provoking topics that might make you want to escape for a long nature walk in the first place. More