The Essex Green Share Video for New Song “The 710”

Hardly Electronic Due Out June 29 via Merge

May 16, 2018
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Indie-pop trio The Essex Green (Sasha Bell, Jeff Baron, and Christopher Ziter) haven't released an album in 12 years, since 2006's Cannibal Sea, but they are releasing a new album, Hardly Electronic, on June 29 via Merge. Previously they shared its first single, "Sloan Ranger" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, "The 710," via its video. Michael Barrett directed the video, which mixes old school stock footage with new images of the band. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

In a press release Bell says the song "describes innocently stumbling into an internecine web of secrecy and betrayal, a web begun generations ago."

The Essex Green formed in Brooklyn in 1998 and released four albums between 1999 and 2006. A previous press release explained what they've been up to in the last decade: "Sasha, Jeff, and Christopher were last seen together in the late aughts, waving from their van as they bid farewell to Brooklyn. And then, the unthinkable: The Essex Green went silent. But why? Legal cannabis? Climate change? Bad oysters? Nothing so dramatic. It was a simple promise made among them to chase down their separate dreams: Jeff to build a houseboat and navigate the mighty Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers; Christopher to return to his home state of Vermont and lead local fermentation efforts; and Sasha to decamp to Montana to study elk rutting."

The band reconvened in 2015 and wrote and recorded the album on and off over the next two years.

Essex Green Tour Dates:

Aug 01 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Aug 02 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
Aug 03 Boston, MA - Great Scott
Aug 04 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
Aug 07 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
Aug 08 Athens, GA - Athens Popfest
Aug 09 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room
Aug 10 Thomas, WV - Purple Fiddle Cafe
Aug 11 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
Aug 17 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot

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