"Elf Power" by Elf Power was released this week...
Elf Power is dedicated to the memory of dear friend, mentor, and close collaborator Vic Chesnutt, who committed suicide in late 2009. Chesnutt was long a guiding light in the close-knit Athens community; the Elves recorded a collaborative album, "Dark Developments," with Chesnutt in 2008 and toured extensively with him through the years. Elf Power's latest album found shape in the vacuum caused by Vic's loss, and finds the band exploring the void created by his departure.Guest players on the album include Will Cullen Hart and Bill Doss of the Olivia Tremor Control, and Circulatory System's John Fernandes and Heather McIntosh. They also apparently used a mellotron that they borrowed from REM. Elephant 6 and Athens represent. You can listen to a song below.
Elf Power are supporting that album on tour now. Their next stop is The Rock Shop in Brooklyn tonight (9/17). Also on that bill: Folklore and The Capstan Shafts who also just released an album, and who will be back in town for CMJ.
Elf Power - 2010 Tour Dates
09/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
09/18 - Northampton, Mass. @ Flywheel
09/19 - Rosendale, NY @ Market Market
09/22 - Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter
09/23 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Magic Garden
09/24 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Brillobox
09/25 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Midpoint Music Festival, Blue Wisp
09/26 - Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop
09/27 - Madison, Wisc. @ High Noon Saloon
09/28 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas
09/29 St Louis, Mo. @ Off Broadway
09/30 Lexington, Ky. @ Al's Bar
10/01 Nashville, Tenn. @ The End
10/02 Athens, Ga. @ 40 Watt
10/11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (w/ Broken Bells)
The Capstan Shafts - 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 17 - The Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
Sep 24 - The Layabout Durham, NC
Oct 23 - cmj UNITED STATES
Oct 30 - Velvet Lounge Washington DC,