Elvis Perkins performs on Mountain Stage.
Elvis Perkins performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser
- "While You Were Sleeping"
- "Emile's Vietnam in the Sky"
- "All the Night Without Love"
Elvis Perkins had just released his debut CD, Ash Wednesday, at the time of this Mountain Stage recording from April 2007. He's gained more critical and commercial success since then, having recently released his second full-length CD, Elvis Perkins in Dearland. An early version of the new album's "Doomsday," described by Perkins as a "northern hoedown," is previewed here, along with three tracks from Ash Wednesday.
With an intimate voice and intricate melodic style, Perkins crafts deft, tuneful numbers that are at times deceptively upbeat. Perkins is joined by his longtime cohorts Wynham Boylen-Garnet on guitar, harmonium and trombone; Nick Kinsey on drums and harmonica; and Brigham Brough on bass. He recently contributed a track to an all-star tribute to Mark Mulcahy, leader of the '80s alt-rock band Miracle Legion, called Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy.
This is a repeat performance of Mountain Stage.