EL VY release spooky new video

EL VY, the duo of Matt Berninger from The National and Ramona Falls’ frontman Brent Knopf,

On the eve of the release of their debut album Return To The Moon, EL VY – the duo of Matt Berninger from The National and Ramona Falls’ frontman Brent Knopf – have released a new video for the song “Silent Ivy Hotel”. EL VY’s fifth album track to be visualized by Tom Berninger (Matt’s sibling, director of the award-winning Mistaken For Strangers film and creator of all preceding EL VY videos thus far), the spooky video celebrates the Halloween season with“pool-water martinis”.

EL VY (rhymes with ‘hell pie’, like a plural of Elvis) and Return To The Moon is a project Berninger and Knopf have been thinking about for years. Their friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when the National and Brent’s previous band Menomena played small half-empty clubs along America’s west coast. Feeling an immediate musical kinship, the pair kept in touch, Brent sending Matt occasional rough sketches of music and Matt responding with melodies and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-15, they actually got together to make an album.

EL VY will head out for full-band shows with drummer Andy Stack (Wye Oak) and bassist Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander) on their first tour, throughout November and December.

EL VY TOUR DATES:

November
02 – PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge ^ £ SOLD OUT
03 – PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge ^ # SOLD OUT
04 – SEATTLE, WA, Neumos # SOLD OUT
06 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, The Independent # SOLD OUT
07 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour % SOLD OUT
08 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour # SOLD OUT
10 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer ~
11 – WASHINGTON, DC, 9:30 Club +
13 – NEW YORK, NY, Bowery Ballroom ~ SOLD OUT
14 – BROOKLYN, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg ~ ¥ SOLD OUT
15 – CAMBRIDGE, MA, The Sinclair ~ SOLD OUT
16 – MONTREAL, QC, Theatre Fairmount *
17 – TORONTO, ON, Opera House * SOLD OUT
19 – CHICAGO, IL, Metro * SOLD OUT
20 – MILWAUKEE, WI, The Turner *
21 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, First Avenue *

December
01 – COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset π SOLD OUT
02 – HAMBURG, Grunspan π
03 – AMSTERDAM, Melkweg π SOLD OUT
04 – COLOGNE, Kantine π
06 – BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus π
07 – BRUSSELS, AB π SOLD OUT
08 – PARIS, Le Trabendo π
09 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom π @ SOLD OUT
10 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom π @ SOLD OUT
12 – MANCHESTER, Gorilla π SOLD OUT
13 – DUBLIN, Vicar Street π SOLD OUT

π w/ The Penny Serfs
# w/ Hibou
~ w/ Wye Oak
^ w/ Moorea Masa
£ w/ Lost Lander
% w/ Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
+ w/ Flock of Dimes
¥ w/ Mina Tindle
* w/ Søren Juul
@ w/ Small Feet