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point of you

4 Sep

Today’s Indie: Point of You / Elephant Revival

It is the Tuesday after Labor day and I am mourning the end of a wonderful long weekend, shaking the Florida sun off my skin and settling back into cubicle life here on the other side of the country and wondering why Thanksgiving is so far away. I have also returned home to my other half and TUATI co-conspirator being far away… he is camped out in Europe for the next couple weeks for the aforementioned Dimensions Festival in Croatia. Jealous much?

Luckily I have found solace in the office dogs and loops of Elephant Revival all day. I discovered the Colorado quintet earlier this summer, and then saw them deliver not one but two knee buckling performances at the High Sierra Festival in July. There is a subtle, urgent honesty in their music, and a stop the world feel in their shows; for a moment nothing else matters. Their last album release was Break in the Clouds out in 2010, so here’s hoping for some new tunes soon. In the meantime, enjoy. #indie/tory


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27 Jun

Today’s Indie: Sing to the Mountain / Elephant Revival

‘let the fires burn tonight / let the jugs of wine get drunk’

Ring Around the Moon / Elephant Revival

‘and I can hear it in the wind / hear it rise and descend’

The beginning of summer has left me flushed with folk fever, and I am currently sweating over my newest obsession, Elephant Revival, a porch-ready quintet from Colorado that I discovered amidst cheap wine and good conversation with friends Friday evening.

The slow burning duet on Ring Around the Moon  has me pining for yesteryear a la The Civil Wars, while Sing to the Mountain has more of a Trampled by Turtles kick to it, with sliding strings, banjo strums and hum along harmonies. Feel good music at its finest, oh the simple things in life. #indie / tory