The National fronman Matt Berningerand Brent Knopf of Menomena/Ramona Falls have linked up to form a new band called EL VY. Together, they’ll release their debut album, Return to the Moon, next month through 4AD.
Following the two singles, “I’m the Man to Be” and the title track, the duo has offered another glimpse of the LP in “No Time to Crank the Sun”. The soft-spoken number, which features keyboard accompaniment provided by Knopf, was debuted live during an intimate session for Studio Brussels. Watch the performance below.
Return to the Moon is due out on October 30th. In support, EL VY will hit the road in November.
Return to the Moon Tracklist:
01. Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)
02. I’m the Man to Be
03. Paul Is Alive
04. Need a Friend
05. Silent Ivy Hotel
06. No Time to Crank the Sun
07. It’s a Game
08. Sleepin’ Light (feat. Ural Thomas)
09. Sad Case
10. Happiness, Missouri