Wednesday, August 19, 2009

[news] Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Doomsday EP

New EP from EPID

Elvis Perkins in Dearland has to be one of the most talented and under-appreciated bands making music right now, and it's a crying shame. EPID's self-titled release is an amazing album, and such an enjoyable listen; why aren't more people talking about it? Announced today, the band will be releasing an EP featuring the track "Doomsday" from their eponymously named LP, along with five never-before released tracks. The EP will be released on October 20, 2009, but you can pre-ordered it now. Elvis Perkins posted this statement about the upcoming release:
"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."
Track listing:
Gypsy Davy
Stay Zombie Stay
Stop Drop Rock and Roll
Weeping Mary
Slow Doomsday

Be sure to catch Elvis Perkins in Dearland this Labor Day weekend at Bumbershoot 2009, one of many amazing shows in this year's line-up. More tour dates are posted below.

Fall tour dates:
Sep 3 2009 8:00P
Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Sep 5 2009 8:00P
Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, Washington
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
B-Side Festival Murcia
Sep 14 2009 8:00P
Sala El Tren Granada
Sep 15 2009 8:00P
Black Note Valencia
Sep 16 2009 8:00P
Sala Apolo Barcelona
Sep 17 2009 8:00P
Matadero Culture Center Elche (Alicante)
Sep 18 2009 8:00P
Sala Heineken Madrid
Sep 20 2009 8:00P
Leffingeleure Festival Leffinge
Sep 22 2009 8:00P
Scala London
Sep 24 2009 8:00P
La Marquise Lyon
Sep 25 2009 8:00P
Osophere Festival - Le Club Strasbourg
Sep 26 2009 8:00P
Le Grand Mix Tourcoing (Lille)
Sep 28 2009 8:00P
L’Alhambra Paris
Oct 2 2009 8:00P
The Casbah San Diego, California
Oct 3 2009 8:00P
Troubador Los Angeles, California
Oct 4 2009 8:00P
Strictly Hardly Bluegrass Festival San Francisco, California
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Woodstock, New York
Nov 1 2009 8:00P
Mountain Stage Charleston, West Virginia
Nov 3 2009 8:00P
The Southern Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov 4 2009 8:00P
Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall Asheville, North Carolina
Nov 5 2009 8:00P
The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 6 2009 8:00P
Cafe 11 St. Augustine, Florida
Nov 7 2009 8:00P
The Social Orlando, Florida
Nov 9 2009 8:00P
Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
Nov 10 2009 8:00P
Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 11 2009 8:00P
The Parish New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 12 2009 8:00P
Walters on Washington Houston, Texas
Nov 13 2009 8:00P
The Parish Austin, Texas
Nov 14 2009 8:00P
House of Blues-Cambridge Room Dallas, Texas
Nov 16 2009 8:00P
Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock, Arkansas
Nov 20 2009 8:00P
Gargoyle Club St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 21 2009 8:00P
TBD Chicago, Illinois
Nov 30 2009 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dec 1 2009 8:00P
The Hi Hat Providence, Rhode Island
Dec 2 2009 8:00P
Rock and Roll Hotel WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Dec 3 2009 8:00P
First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 4 2009 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Dec 5 2009 8:00P
Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York

Buy :: Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Pre-ordered :: Doomsday EP (Out 10-20-2009)