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Watch: EL VY (The National and Menomena) - “Paul Is Alive” Lyric Video

Return to the Moon Due Out October 30 via 4AD

Oct 07, 2015 Bookmark and Share

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. Today they have shared another single for it, "Paul Is Alive," via its lyric video.

Like the band's previous lyric videos for "Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, With Crescendo)" and "I'm the Man to Be," it's more of a full on video with the lyrics added on top. The black & white clip was directed by Matt's brother Tom Berninger, who made The National documentary Mistaken for Strangers. In it Matt Berninger goes for a nighttime dip in the ocean, among other things. The song seems to be referencing the famous 1969 conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney was really dead, as well as reflecting on Berninger's childhood. Check it out below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

EL VY Tour Dates:


02 - PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge SOLD OUT
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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