Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 17, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Elvis Perkins - Slow Doomsday (MP3)

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Tickets are on sale for the shows Elvis Perkins is playing at Bowery Ballroom (with Bowerbirds) and Music Hall of Williamsburg in December, and updated dates were just announced along with news of a new EP...

"We call this thing The Doomsday EP for obvious reasons, and its middle name to which it also answers is The EP of the Id. Being drawn to the many faces of the American strain it seems we have more or less subconsciously produced a collection speaking to/and or from several of them at once. It's a document of impulses sleeping egos and their superiors let pass to tape. I myself didn't know what these songs sounded like in the hands of EPID until they were processed and played back. You have a song that arrived like the rest of us by boat, a selection from the Sacred Harp, a rock 'n roll heralding the eternal advent of rock 'n roll, an ode to the soul of the undead and, finally (and firstly), two takes on a single song called Doomsday, one which comes from our March release and the other which leans in the direction of its original conception as something of a gospel number. And here they all are, risen from their cribs and graves, under one moonlight while their folks and undertakers look the other way." - Elvis Perkins
The Doomsday EP will be released by XL Recordings on October 20th. A free MP3 from it, is available above.

The new tour dates include a September 2nd solo show at Housing Works Bookestore Cafe in NYC. Members of Ra Ra Riot will be DJing. The show is part of a series of events "to celebrate and promote Yellow Bird Project's new Indie Rock Coloring Book". "All proceeds will benefit Yellow Bird Project and its network of charities, and Housing Works, the nation's largest community-based AIDS services organization." Tickets are on sale.

All dates and the new EP tracklist, below...

EP Tracklisting:
Gypsy Davy (Traditional)
Stay Zombie Stay
Stop Drop Rock and Roll
Weeping Mary (J.P. Reese)
Slow Doomsday

Elvis Perkins - 2009 Tour Dates
9/2 - Elvis Perkins (Solo) at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (Yellow Bird Projects Presents) - New York, NY
9/3 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
9/5 - Bumbershoot Festival - Seattle, WA
10/02 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
10/03 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
10/04 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival - San Francisco, CA
10/31 - Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble - Woodstock, NY
11/1 - Mountain Stage - Charleston, WV
11/3 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA
11/4 - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall - Asheville, NC
11/5 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
11/6 - Cafe 11 - St. Augustine, FL
11/7 - The Social - Orlando, FL
11/9 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
11/10 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
11/11 - The Parish - New Orleans, LA
11/12 - Walters On Washington - Houston, TX
11/13 - The Parish - Austin, TX
11/14 - House of Blues - Cambridge Room - Dallas, TX
11/16 - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR
11/20 - Gargoyle Club - St. Louis, MO
11/21-TBD-Chicago, IL
11/30 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
12/01 - The Hi Hat - Providence, RI
12/02 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
12/03 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
12/04 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
12/05 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

**10/02 - with Cave Singers
**10/03 - with Other Lives
**11/03 - 11/21 with A.A. Bondy
**11/30 - 12/4 with Bowerbirds



Comments (10)

I liked the Slow Doomsday mp3 a lot.

Posted by michandre | August 17, 2009 2:40 PM

elvis perkins in dearland is the best album of 2009.

Posted by j | August 17, 2009 3:41 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 3:50 PM

says that if you show up wearing your ybp you get a free coloring book! sweet, i'm gonna wear mine!

Posted by Will | August 17, 2009 7:56 PM

he sucks. must be 1000 years old

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Some of the bands who have made T-shirt designs had some creative ideas. I'll be wearing one with a tiger with headphones listening to vinyl...nice.

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I have the In Dreamland album in my Top Three. It's awesome.

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