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Elvis Perkins: Brooding, Thoughtful, Sophisticated

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Elvis Perkins: Brooding, Thoughtful, Sophisticated

Elvis Perkins: Brooding, Thoughtful, Sophisticated

Elvis Perkins: Brooding, Thoughtful, Sophisticated

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Song List

  • "While You Were Sleeping"
  • "Without Love"

Folk singer-songwriter Elvis Perkins crafts brooding, thoughtful melodies with a sophisticated pop sensibility. His songs sound both catchy and timeless, earning lofty comparisons to the likes of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

Having lost both his parents to tragedy, Perkins writes reflective music that often borders on heartbreaking, yet remains hopeful and charming. He has quickly become a popular live draw, having delivered eye-opening performances at the Sasquatch and Austin City Limits music festivals. Perkins' excellent full-length debut album, Ash Wednesday, comes out nationally in February.