Elk City

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Cherries In The Snow 03:19 Tools
Close To Me 05:16 Tools
Little Brother 04:26 Tools
Los Cruzados 04:16 Tools
I Know It's Over 06:01 Tools
Monkey Gone To Heaven 04:10 Tools
You Got Me 02:46 Tools
Everybody Hurts 05:59 Tools
Silver Lawyers 04:15 Tools
Jerks on Ice 03:03 Tools
Totally Free 04:32 Tools
White Walls 03:27 Tools
Melody 03:22 Tools
My Type Of Criminal 04:28 Tools
Magic Door 02:37 Tools
Nighttime 04:36 Tools
Deer Crossing 03:12 Tools
Play with Fire 03:12 Tools
Sparrow 04:09 Tools
Helpless 04:55 Tools
Number 13 Baby 04:11 Tools
Real Low Riders 04:05 Tools
Love's Like A Bomb 04:39 Tools
Nine O'Clock in France 05:34 Tools
Once and For all 04:26 Tools
Wire Goats 03:29 Tools
Dreams Of Steam 02:49 Tools
Stars 03:58 Tools
The Onion 05:53 Tools
Smile 04:17 Tools
For the Uninitiated 02:15 Tools
Neat Knight 03:08 Tools
California Dreamin' 02:41 Tools
2010 04:48 Tools
Protection 03:25 Tools
Chocolate Girl 02:53 Tools
Solar Girl 04:31 Tools
Mysteries Unknown 02:47 Tools
Indiana 03:22 Tools
Freeze Two Over Eight 03:14 Tools
Cherries In The Snow (Pocket Mix) 05:04 Tools
Groundbreaking 03:34 Tools
Three Ears 00:00 Tools
Summer Song 04:54 Tools
Athens Botanical 01:07 Tools
Rosemary 06:15 Tools
K-mart 05:18 Tools
Don't Fight What You've Become (sammy's Song) 05:00 Tools
Fall Out Of Reach 08:04 Tools
Tell The People 05:25 Tools
Football 03:36 Tools
Don't Cha Wait 03:53 Tools
Crimson 05:12 Tools
Back Into My Life 04:19 Tools
Reprise 00:36 Tools
25 Lines 00:00 Tools
Heavy Metal Love 03:06 Tools
Ride The Slide 04:09 Tools
He's Having a Baby 04:09 Tools
Everybody's Insecure 11:18 Tools
Root Beer Shoes 11:18 Tools
What If I Said You Were Dead? 04:55 Tools
Souls in Space 04:55 Tools
Take Me Out 00:00 Tools
Trapped 11:18 Tools
No Depth 04:55 Tools
My Manual 04:55 Tools
Turpentine 05:55 Tools
Silver Lawyers (unmastered) 11:18 Tools
Strange 00:00 Tools
Bar Song 00:00 Tools
Ceramic Men 05:55 Tools
Nine O'Clock In France [single version] 04:04 Tools
Helpless (Neil Young Cover) 04:55 Tools
25 Lanes 05:16 Tools
Elk City - You Got Me 02:46 Tools
Nine O'Clock in France (Pocket vs Ray Ketchem Remix) 00:30 Tools
Don't Fight What You've Become - Sammy's Song 05:02 Tools
Cherries In The Snow (unmastered) 05:02 Tools
Pity of a Rose 05:02 Tools
Deer Crossing - Elk City 05:02 Tools
Dream On Tip Toe 05:02 Tools
Incendiary 05:02 Tools
Close To Me (the cure cover) 05:16 Tools
Suddenly Last Summer 05:16 Tools
Luncheonette 05:16 Tools
What's the Damage 05:16 Tools
Judy Knows How 05:16 Tools
Older 05:16 Tools
Hold Tight the Ropes 05:16 Tools
Everybody Hurts (R.E.M. cover) 05:16 Tools
Everybody Hurts (REM cover) 05:58 Tools
Close To Me - Elk City 05:17 Tools
I Know It's Over (The Smiths cover) 06:00 Tools
03 silver lawyers 05:58 Tools
Elk City - Little Brother 05:58 Tools
(Reprise) 00:36 Tools
Make it last 05:58 Tools
04 los cruzados 05:58 Tools
20:10 05:58 Tools
Elk City - Cherries in the Snow 05:58 Tools
No. 13 Baby 04:09 Tools
Silver Lawyers (edit) 04:09 Tools
What If I Said You Were Dead 00:00 Tools
Only Child 00:00 Tools
09 melody 00:00 Tools
07 you got me 00:00 Tools
05 white walls 00:00 Tools
Elk City - Cherries In The Snow (Pocket Mix) 00:00 Tools
Number 13 Baby (Pixies Cover) 00:00 Tools
Cherries In The Snow {Pocket Mix} 00:00 Tools
Play with Fire (The Rolling Stones) [The Darjeeling Limited] 00:00 Tools
Nine OClock In France 00:00 Tools
#12) Indiana 00:00 Tools
06 totally free 00:00 Tools
11 magic door 00:00 Tools
Don't' Fight What You've Become - Sammy's Song 00:00 Tools
Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies Cover) 00:00 Tools
California Dreamin 00:00 Tools
10 nighttime 00:00 Tools
08 my type of criminal 00:00 Tools
Jerks On Ice (V1) 03:04 Tools
Protection (V1) 03:24 Tools
Wire Goats (V1) 03:30 Tools
White halls 03:30 Tools
Elk City - Jerks On Ice 03:30 Tools
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Elk City is an American art-pop band from New York City, New York, formed in 1997 as a spin-off of Melting Hopefuls. The original lineup consisted of Renee LoBue, Ray Ketchem and Peter Langland-Hassan. With that lineup the band released two albums, "Status" (in 2000) and "Hold Tight the Ropes" (in 2002). After the second album, Langland-Hassan left the band, which led to the inclusion of Sean Eden and Barbara Endes. They released New Believers in 2007 under the new lineup, and it was followed by House of Tongues in 2010. With House of Tongues, New York's Elk City re-invent the seductive sophistication of 1970's FM radio pop - but never shy away from their formidable rock power. The striking blend of rock, folk, soul and jazz on their newest release separates Elk City from their peers in terms of ambition and expertise. Not since the brilliant American Music Club has a popular band so fully metabolized this range of influences to such masterful effect. The band shows its strength with elegance and ease on House of Tongues. Singer Renée LoBue's muscular pipes are ripped and ready to carry the torch. Her melodic songwriting filled with a bracing, confessional vulnerability. LoBue possesses one of her generations most versatile and distinctive voices, alongside the likes of Regina Spektor and The National's Matt Berninger. Her songs are a veritable transit rail from the intoxications of 1960's Bay Area psychedelia to the smoky Parisian outposts which might once have hosted Nina Simone. LoBue is well-matched with guitarist Sean Eden, who joined Elk City soon after the break-up of the legendary Luna. Eden's performance on House of Tongues may well constitute his finest on record. Certainly his identity as a player has never been cast in bolder relief. Eden expresses and withholds his playing in a manner perfectly reflecting the hope and anxiety of LoBue's lyrics. His playing is conversationally forthcoming yet willfully oblique. Eden extracts reservoirs of emotion from tracks like "Jerks On Ice" and he tears the cover off the closing moments of "Wire Goats" - a galvanic piece recalling mid-period David Bowie, with a vocal turn from LoBue evoking the effervescent readings of Brian Ferry. Producer/drummer Ray Ketchem's agile focus crops in on LoBue and Eden but is perfectly vignetted by new keyboardist, Carl Baggaley. Baggaley's facile transition from barnstorming barrelhouse rhythm playing to sophisticated, jazz informed digressions expands Elk City's already impressive range. In addition, Ketchem's propulsive drumming provides the drive for tracks like "Real Low Riders", which evolves from a minor key verse ala Sonic Youth into a major rave up befitting the best of Blondie. The international-timeline song "Nine O'Clock In France" finds LoBue dreaming of a night out in Paris from a very New York perspective. "Revelry won't wait!", exclaims LoBue on the track, and you'll want to join her for cocktails as the chorus unfolds. The conspicuous cover art for House of Tongues was created by American contemporary artist Brian Dettmer. Using a Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities from 1937, Dettmer sculpted his unique interpretation of the splendorous architecture of Elk City's music. House of Tongues is indeed an act of architecture, each song building on the next with a runaway momentum culminating, finally, in one of music's great catharses. If there is a central moment, it would be "The Onion", a song which finds LoBue reading along with the famous lampoon as she simultaneously strips away the layers of artifice from her being. "I finally have the courage to look into the mirror and stand up for my life..." And here, over the course of five minutes and 37 seconds, a seminal artist reveals her essence and her brilliance, abetted by great band at the peak of their power. http://elkcity.net Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.