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Watch EL VY Cover Fine Young Cannibal’s “She Drives Me Crazy”

Return to the Moon Out Now via 4AD

Nov 03, 2015
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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). During it they surprisingly covered Fine Young Cannibals' monster hit "She Drives Me Crazy" (which was on their 1988 album The Raw & the Cooked and released as a single in 1989, when it hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100). Of course a fan video has surfaced, which you can watch below (via Stereogum). Berninger's baritone is far removed from the higher pitched vocals of Fine Young Cannibals' singer Roland Gift, but he pulls it off.

Previously EL VY has shared lyric videos for "Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, With Crescendo)," "I'm the Man to Be," "Paul Is Alive," "Silent Ivy Hotel," and "Need a Friend." Make sure to read our review of Return to the Moon.

Check out the cover below, followed by the video for the original and EL VY's tour dates.


EL VY Tour Dates:


03 - PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge SOLD OUT
06 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA, The Independent SOLD OUT
07 - LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour SOLD OUT
08 - LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour SOLD OUT
10 - PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer
11 - WASHINGTON, DC, 9:30 Club
13 - NEW YORK, NY, Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
14 - BROOKLYN, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
15 - CAMBRIDGE, MA, The Sinclair SOLD OUT
16 - MONTREAL, QC, Theatre Fairmount
17 - TORONTO, ON, Opera House
19 - CHICAGO, IL, Metro
20 - MILWAUKEE, WI, The Turner
21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN, First Avenue


01 - COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset SOLD OUT
02 - HAMBURG, Grunspan
04 - COLOGNE, Kantine
06 - BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus
08 - PARIS, Le Trabendo
09 - LONDON, Electric Ballroom NEW SHOW ADDED
10 - LONDON, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
13 - DUBLIN, Vicar Street SOLD OUT


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