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Matt Berninger (The National) and Brent Knopf (ex-Menomena) to Release Album as EL VY, Share Song

Return to the Moon Due Out October 30 via 4AD

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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. Below you can watch 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).” The song is a little looser and funkier than most National tracks. The band have also announced some tour dates, which are also below.

“This record is more autobiographical than anything else I’ve written, but the details aren’t true,” said Berninger in a press release. “It’s written in the voices of a few invented characters, composites of different people-myself, my wife, and other people I was thinking about.”

The National’s Bryce Devendorf and Menomena’s Danny Seim also joined up last year as Pfarmers, making this the second collaboration between members of the two bands (even though Knopf isn’t really in Menomena any more). Check out the EL VY song, album tracklist, and tour dates below.

Return to the Moon Tracklist:

01 Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, With Crescendo)
02 I’m the Man to Be
03 Paul Is Alive
04 Need A Friend
05 Silent Ivy Hotel
06 No Time to Crank the Sun
07 It’s a Game
08 Sleepin’ Light (ft. Ural Thomas)
09 Sad Case
10 Happiness, Missouri
11 Careless

EL VY Tour Dates:

11-02-03 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11-04 Seattle, WA - Neumos
11-06 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11-07 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11-10 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11-14 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11-15 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
11-16 Montreal, Québec - Theatre Fairmount
11-17 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House
11-19 Chicago, IL - Metro
11-20 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
11-21 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
12-01 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuse
12-02 Hamburg, Germany - Knust
12-03 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
12-04 Cologne, Germany - Kantine
12-06 Berlin, Germany - Astra
12-07 Brussels, Belgium - AB
12-08 Paris, France - Trabendo
12-10 London, England - Electric Ballroom
12-12 Manchester, England - Gorilla
12-13 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans

(Via Pitchfork)


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