Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Elf Power

The Athens, GA-based Elf Power emerged as part of the second wave of bands linked to the Elephant 6 Recording Company collective, a coterie of like-minded, lo-fi indie groups -- including the Apples (In Stereo), Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Olivia Tremor Control -- who shared musicians, ideas, and sensibilities. Formed by singers/multi-instrumentalists Andrew Rieger and Laura Carter, Elf Power debuted in 1995 with the self-released Vainly Clutching at Phantom Limbs, followed a year later by the Winter Hawk EP, which heralded the additions of bassist Bryan Helium and drummer Aaron Wegelin. The excellent When the Red King Comes appeared in late 1997, and two years later the group returned with A Dream in Sound; also in the spring of 1999, a series of live dates with the Olivia Tremor Control yielded the tour-exclusive EP Come On. Winter Is Coming followed a year later. In 2002, the group released the conceptual record Creatures (which saw the amicable departure of bassist Bryan Helium) and Nothing's Going to Happen, a collection of covers ranging from Gary Numan to the Misfits. Two years later, the group returned with Walking with the Beggar Boys, a decidedly more straightforward offering that included new members Eric Harris (formerly of the Olivia Tremor Control) and Craig McQuiston (formerly of the Glands). After switching to Rykodisc, Elf Power issued their eighth album, Back to the Web, in 2006.

Peel Sessions: The 90 Day Men, Belle & Sebastian, New Order, Sonic Youth, Joy Division, etc.
Beck - The Information (2006)
VA - Taste Of Christmas (Funeral For A Friend, Plain White T's, The Used, etc)
The Panic Division - Versus
Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
Jet - Shine On
The Killers - Sam's Town
Less Than Jake - In With The Out Crowd
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - Love Their Country
The Killers - Sam's Town
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Placebo - Albums
Matisyahu - Youth + Live At Stubbs


Anonymous J said...

I saw Elf Power live and they were BORING. The band that "opened" for them, Snowden, was way better. People were yelling for EP to get off the stage about 4 songs in. All of their stuff sounds the same. Avoid.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been to alot of shows, bright eyes, the unicorns, the pixies, john vanderslice, m ward, and many others. I've seen elf power twice here in SLC UT and they are the best shows concerts I've been to, they are absolutely AMAZING and if ep comes to your town definitely dont miss it, they rip the shit

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