February 13, 2013

white noise and love will be my only drug

elvis-perkins

I could probably listen to this record every day (if my ventricles held up under that assault, which they wouldn’t), but always annually on this particular day.

Ash Wednesday – Elvis Perkins



I’ve been trying for the last two years to figure out where Elvis Perkins is these days, his website hasn’t been updated since 2010 and I selfishly miss him. I want him to come in to the chapel and record something incredible. How amazing would that be? Any leads anyone has, please connect me. The ventricles of all the Fuel/Friends readers will curse/thank you.

If you’ve never bought this record, the complete experience is elegant, lugubrious, and perfect. I honestly think I will never tire of it. Such an incisive and poignant wading through neck-deep grief.

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  • Agreed. This guy would make for a great Chapel Session. I’m quite fond if his KEXP Session here:
    http://kexp.org/live/liveperformance.aspx?rId=15414

    Gachevsky — February 13, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

  • Can you request he plays this when you do find him?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7ekqTj9eo&sns=em

    Adam — February 14, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

  • soooo good, good call on that one. I have so many plans, when I do find him. WHEN.

    browneheather — February 14, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

  • he played at a show here in New Orleans last May or June. I wish he would resurface!

    LP — February 22, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

  • Elvis Perkins in Dearland is amazing as well.

    choiceweb — March 4, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

  • I am listening to the Dearland record, which I think I punished in my head initially for not being the singular work that Ash Wednesday is. Now it sounds like a revelation – growth from an incredible artist coming into his own. So I did a web search for Elvis, and found this post. The Dearland domain name has lapsed. His FB and mySpace pages are totally out of date. I hope he’s okay, and raking in royalty payments somewhere for TV licensing.

    Dustin — March 17, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

  • Some of the Dearland members are now with a band called Diamond Doves.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamond-Doves/128063913903722?fref=ts

    SCH — April 11, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

  • A little update here – I met him at a gig recently in Brooklyn and I got it from the man himself that there is another album in the works. It should be out soon..

    tom — April 27, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

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