With their debut album Return To The Moon set for release this weekend, EL VY, the new project by Matt Berninger (The National) and Brent Knopf (Ramona Falls), have launched a new video for the track ‘Need A Friend’.
Premiered today by Les Inrocks, ‘Need A Friend’ is the West Coast duo’s fourth new song to be given a visual treatment from Tom Berninger (Matt’s sibling, director of the award-winning Mistaken For Strangersfilm and creator of all preceding EL VY videos thus far). ‘Need A Friend’ sees Matt recalling his adolescence in Cincinnati whilst brother Tom’s video captures the band performing live - a tantalizing glimpse ahead of their forthcoming North American and European tour.
Catch EL VY live as they head out for full-band performances with drummer Andy Stack (Wye Oak) and bassist Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander) on their first tour, throughout November and December. All dates and links below.
You can pre-order Return To The Moon on LP/CD here.
You can pre-order the album via iTunes (w/ instant download of 'Return To The Moon', 'I'm The Man To Be', 'Paul Is Alive' and 'Need A Friend'*) here.
You can pre-order via Amazon here.
* 'Need A Friend' available from Midnight tonight
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