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Watch EL VY (The National and Menomena) Perform New Song “No Time to Crank the Sun” in Live Session

Return to the Moon Due Out October 30 via 4AD

Sep 24, 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 will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, on October 30 via 4AD. Berninger and Knopf did a session at Studio Brussels and performed the previously unheard Return to the Moon song "No Time to Crank the Sun." It's a stripped down version of the song, featuring just Berninger on vocals and Knopf on keyboards as audience members sip wine, but it certainly promises great things for the record. Watch it below.

Previously the duo had shared the lyric videos for the album opener and sort of title track, "Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, With Crescendo)" and "I'm the Man to Be."

Check out the "No Time to Crank the Sun" below, followed by their upcoming tour dates.

EL VY Tour Dates:
November:
02 - PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge SOLD OUT
03 - PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge SOLD OUT
04 - SEATTLE, WA, Neumos 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

December:

01 - COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset SOLD OUT
02 - HAMBURG, Grunspan
03 - AMSTERDAM, Melkweg SOLD OUT
04 - COLOGNE, Kantine
06 - BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus
07 - BRUSSELS, AB
08 - PARIS, Le Trabendo
09 - LONDON, Electric Ballroom NEW SHOW ADDED
10 - LONDON, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
12 - MANCHESTER, Gorilla SOLD OUT
13 - DUBLIN, Vicar Street SOLD OUT

(Via Pitchfork)



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