Elvis Perkins
American musician
Elvis Perkins
Elvis Perkins is an American folk-rock recording artist. He released his debut studio album, Ash Wednesday, in 2007. Perkins subsequently toured in support of the album with his band Elvis Perkins in Dearland, composed of Perkins alongside multi-instrumentalists Brigham Brough (bass,vocals, saxophone), Wyndham Boylan-Garnett (organ, harmonium, trombone, guitar, vocals) and Nick Kinsey (drums, clarinet, vocals).
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A Night at The Horse Opera - Stuff.co.nz (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
But we've been known to cover Shampoo by Elvis Perkins and The Daily Growl by Lambchop and even some Steve Earle. We're a five-piece band. I play drums. There's keys, guitar, bass, vocals. We are playing our last gig for the year tomorrow night
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Goings on About Town: Night Life - New Yorker
Google News - over 5 years
With Diamond Doves—best known for backing up Elvis Perkins as Dearland, they are also the horn section for My Morning Jacket, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bon Iver, and others—and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, which is the lovely finger-picking solo act of
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Deux Stray Cats qui griffent toujours - Sud Ouest
Google News - over 5 years
Une influence qui inspire depuis Gene, Cochran, Elvis, Perkins, Jerry Lee… Maintenant, les Stray Cats sont sur la liste, c'est bien le meilleur qu'on ait accompli. J'espère qu'il voit juste. J'apprécie ses films. S'il veut me faire tourner,
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Aaron Thomas estará el 9 de junio, en el Café Teatro de Valladolid - El Norte de Castilla
Google News - over 5 years
... afincado en España, llega a Valladolid para presentar los temas de su nuevo EP, 'Splinter', donde se vuelven apreciar las influencias de grandes artistas como David Bowie, Edith Piaf, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello o Elvis Perkins
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The Vinyl Countdown: an overview - Stuff.co.nz (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Elvis Perkins in Dearland is the second album by Elvis Perkins. I really like his songs. We even play a cover of this one in one of the bands I'm in. It was great fun to learn - love that line "black is the colour of a strangled rainbow"
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Alessandro Raina in concerto al Tin - Julie News
Google News - almost 6 years
Impegnato paralleleamente in una intensa attività solista (utilizzando il moniker Casador, in omaggio a Totò) ha collezionato numerose apparizioni live, fra cui spiccano le aperture ai concerti di Wilco, Piano Magic, Shannon Wright, Elvis Perkins,
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Jane Joyd es el nombre artístico que esconde a Elba Fernández. - El Mundo.es
Google News - almost 6 years
Cat Power o Elvis Perkins también han dejado poso en su música pero Elba reconoce que sus influencias no son sólo musicales y que no se plantea emular a nadie. Usa el inglés para aportar sonoridad y lo importante para ella es "primero tener algo que
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Ultimate End of the World Party Playlist (VIDEOS) - The Stir (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
"Doomsday," Elvis Perkins. Are you a hipster? Yes? Then this is definitely the jam for you. If not, well, give it a listen to anyway 'cos it's a good song. "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" The Clash. "One day is fine, the next is black." Hmm
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Jared Mees & the Grown Children – Only Good Thoughts Can Stay - DOA
Google News - almost 6 years
Sounding like something in between Okkervil River and Elvis Perkins, Jared Mees & the Grown Children definitely shine. On Good Thoughts Can Stay, Mees and his band meet at the middle for a solid amount of songwriting that encircles many of the battles
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Diamond Doves play Hush Hush - Wire
Google News - almost 6 years
Diamond Doves, a trio composed of Elvis Perkins' backing band, will perform at the Portsmouth venue on Monday, May 16. Formed just last year, Diamond Doves consists of long-time friends and collaborators Nick Kinsey, Brigham Brough and Wyndham Garnett,
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East Pleasant Pictures Signs Director Molly Schiot - SHOOT Online
Google News - almost 6 years
Her credits also include a Funny or Die comedy short starring Malin Akerman and music videos for The Raveonettes and Eliza Doolittle, collaborations with Cass Bird, as well as videos for Mark Ronson, Sleater Kinney, Mika Miko, and Elvis Perkins
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Elvis Perkins, Martha Wainright, Jesse Harris play Noncerts series - SILive.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Songwriters Elvis Perkins, Martha Wainright, and Jesse Harris are the latest collaborators; all successful musicians in their own right who would normally perform on a bigger stage. Noncerts offers a more intimate setting, where performers take the
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Newport Beach Film Festival Premieres Irish Film 'A Kiss for Jed Wood' - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
The film's soundtrack of current Irish and American independent musicians, including Lisa Hannigan, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Jerry Fish & the Mudbug Club and more, reflect the long, illustrious film and television career of co-writer and director
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Diamond Doves: Indie Horns Go Electro-Psych - American Songwriter
Google News - almost 6 years
Diamond Doves, named after an Australian bird, have been the dudes behind the scenes in Elvis Perkins In Dearland, and have also played a modern-day Memphis Horns for indie bands like My Morning Jacket and Bon
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The Listings: Pop
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Full reviews of recent concerts: nytimes.com/music. APOLLO SUNSHINE (Sunday) The tunefulness of folk-rock and the Beatles goes joyously off the rails in the songs of Apollo Sunshine, from Boston. For this special family show, adults must be accompanied by a child under 15 (and vice versa). With Real Estate. At 1 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey
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The Listings
NYTimes - about 7 years
POP Full reviews of recent concerts: nytimes.com/music. ARCTIC MONKEYS (Thursday) This alt-rock band from Sheffield, England, plays eminently danceable, cutting post-punk with a healthy dose of post-adolescent ennui. Alex Turner's vocals are rich and round, lending his bandmates' bluster a certain seriousness. With Screaming Females, a lo-fi punk
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THE LISTINGS
NYTimes - over 7 years
POP Full reviews of recent concerts: nytimes.com/music. AFTER THE JUMP (Friday through Sunday) This young indie-rock festival is coordinated by a cabal of music bloggers (''They are the ones on the front lines, crushed into the barrier, braving bad music,'' the festival's Web site says), and features 16 up-and-coming bands, including Blood Warrior,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elvis Perkins
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    On February 24, 2015, Perkins will release his third full-length album, I Aubade, on his newly established label MIR.
    More Details Hide Details It will be manufactured and distributed by the music division of Isolation Network, INGrooves.
    He is set to tour in support of I Aubade in spring 2015.
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    Perkins will release his third full-length album, I Aubade, February 24, 2015, on his label MIR.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    In 2009, he worked with the Yellow Bird Project to create a T-shirt to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, on September 2, he performed an acoustic benefit concert in New York City at the Housing Works Bookstore Café to help promote the project's first publication.
    His band released its debut album Elvis Perkins in Dearland on 10 March 2009.
    More Details Hide Details His song "Doomsday" from the Doomsday EP appeared on the second season premiere of the HBO series Enlightened.
    The band released its eponymous debut, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, on March 10, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The band formed in Providence, RI around 2004 when Elvis moved to the East Coast upon completing Ash Wednesday, although the members have been friends and collaborators for many years.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    In 2008, Perkins in Dearland recorded a cover of the Sacred Harp song "Weeping Pilgrim" for Awake My Soul, Help Me to Sing the soundtrack to the movie Awake My Soul.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    In 2007 he did a Take-Away Show acoustic video session shot by Vincent Moon.
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    He released his debut studio album, Ash Wednesday, in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently toured in support of the album with his band Elvis Perkins in Dearland, composed of Perkins alongside multi-instrumentalists Brigham Brough (bass,vocals, saxophone), Wyndham Boylan-Garnett (organ, harmonium, trombone, guitar, vocals) and Nick Kinsey (drums, clarinet, vocals).
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 25
    "It's been a long journey, long in the coming," Perkins admits, when he discusses the album, and it took a serious detour on September 11, 2001, when his mother, a passenger on the ill-fated American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, perished in the attack on New York City's twin towers a day before the ninth anniversary of his father's death.
    More Details Hide Details Ash Wednesday was shaped in part by that event and its aftermath. Berry Berenson was the younger daughter of Robert L. Berenson, an American diplomat turned shipping executive, who was of Lithuanian Jewish descent; his mother's family's original surname was Valvrojenski.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 18
    Perkins attended Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, after graduating from high school at the Harvard-Westlake School in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Perkins' father was an Elvis Presley fan and thus named his son Elvis. Perkins took to music at an early age, briefly learning the saxophone before picking up the guitar in high school and taking lessons with Prescott Niles, one-time bassist for The Knack. While he played in rock bands, Perkins developed an interest in the classical guitar, and began to compose music in both idioms. He also wrote poetry, and that gradually morphed into lyrics. After a short stint at college, he began to cultivate the idiosyncratic, highly personalized style that distinguishes Ash Wednesday.
  • 1992
    Age 16
    Some of his ancestry on his mother's side is French, Jewish, Egyptian, Italian, and Swiss. His father Anthony Perkins died in 1992 of complications related to AIDS.
    More Details Hide Details Ash Wednesday was independently released in 2006 and was subsequently released February 20, 2007 by XL Recordings.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born on February 9, 1976.
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