On March 10th Elvis Perkins returns to the fold with his sophomore album, Elvis Perkins In Dearland, and this time there is little need to wax on his storied pedigree and biography. Like his debut, Ash Wednesday, Dearland sews a similar thread with the welcome addition of his eponymous band adding yet another dynamic to Perkins proven storytelling. Less stark, Perkins and the band worked up fuller arrangements reminiscent of much of the last half-decades return-to-roots approach, embracing harmonica, pump organ, acoustic uptight bass, banjo, harmonium, clarinet and ostensibly whatever else was lying around the studio. After a few cursory listens I cannot help but think of the rootsier moments of the old Clem Snide. The band will be in Austin, for SXSW, next month so do check them out if you’re in town — I know I plan on it.
Update: Today, March 3, Elvis will premiere his new self-titled album only on Amie Street; the album will only cost $8 and will help raise money for the Clearwater Foundation, with Amie Street donating $2 (as XL is now involved) for every album downloaded. Get it: here.
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