Emmy the Great played BV CMJ (pics), releasing a Christmas album, has a new video too
words by Andrew Sacher, photos by Chris La Putt
Emmy the Great @ Public Assembly
Emmy the Great played an excellent set at the Friday BV day party (10/21) at Public Assembly as a two-piece (Emma-Lee Moss and Euan Hinshelwood). They opened their set, one of just three at CMJ, with the lighthearted in title but not in subject manner "Dinosaur Sex," the first track off the recently released Virtue. From there, they continued to play a number of great cuts off both full lengths. Emma put her guitar down for the last song of the set, taking solely to the mic, and about halfway through the song she ventured off stage until she was encircled by the entire crowd in the middle of Public Assembly's back room. After the show Emmy recorded some songs for us outside on the sidewalk - hopefully we'll get those videos posted soon. Meanwhile more pictures from the show, below.
Another standout track from the show was "Paper Forest (In The Afterglow of Rapture)," which she recently made a video for. The video was directed by Lucy Needs, who has also directed videos for Slow Club. You can watch that video below.
Emmy the Great is also making an album with Tim Wheeler of Ash. The album is titled This is Christmas and will be released on November 21 via Infectious Music. The album features drums by Matt Tong of Bloc Party, string arrangements by Ilan Eskeri, and guitar contributions from Emmy the Great's Euan Hinshelwood. According to Emmy's site, the album features nine self-penned songs and a Phil Sepctor cover. You can download the first track, "Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)," for free at Emmy and Tim's facebook page. The album's artwork is below.
More pictures from Emmy's set at the BV day party, video, and album artwork below...
Emmy the Great - "Paper Forest (In The Afterglow of Rapture)" Official Video