Elvis Perkins
Ash Wednesday, the debut album from Elvis Perkins, is set to come out February 20 2007 on XL Recordings and Elvis and his band, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, have just confirmed their first headlining tour.

Elvis Perkins in Dearland have toured extensively the last year. They have played huge festivals including Austin City Limits, Sasquatch! and Lollapalooza, toured alongside Matt Costa, World Party, Cold War Kids, Okkervil River, The Pernice Brothers, and are currently on the road with My Morning Jacket. The band is Elvis Perkins, Brigham Brough on bass, Wyndham Boylan-Garnett on keyboards and guitar, and Nicholas Kinsey on drums.

The official website is streaming a couple songs from the album, so go check them out! www.elvisperkins.net/site/music.shtml

1. While You Were Sleeping
2. All the Night Without Love
3. May Day!
4. Moon Woman II
5. It's Only Me
6. Emile's Vietnam in the Sky
7. Ash Wednesday
8. The Night & the Liquor
9. It's A Sad World After All
10. Sleep Sandwich
11. Good Friday

Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Tour Dates
2.27 | Allston (Boston), MA | Great Scott
3.01 | New York, NY | Joes Pub
3.02 | Philadelphia, PA | Tin Angel
3.03 | Arlington, VA | Iota Club and Cafe
3.06 | Chapel Hill, NC | Local 506
3.07 | Atlanta, GA | The Earl
3.08 | Knoxville, TN | Pilot Light
3.09 | Nashville, TN | Grimeys (The Basement)
3.10 | Birmingham, AL | Bottletree
3.11 | New Orleans, LA | The Parish @ HOB
3.14 | Dallas, TX | Gypsy Tea Room
3.19 | Santa Fe, NM | O'Shaughnessy
3.20 | Tucson, AZ | Solar Culture
3.21 | San Diego, CA | The Casbah
3.24 | Los Angeles, CA | Largo
3.25 | San Francisco, CA | Cafe du Nord
3.26 | Santa Cruz, CA | The Attic
3.29 | Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge
3.30 | Seattle, WA | The Tractor Tavern
3.31 | Vancouver, BC | Media Club
4.03 | Denver, CO | Soiled Dove
4.04 | Omaha, NE | Sokol Underground
4.05 | Minneapolis, MN | 400 Bar
4.06 | Chicago, IL | Schubas
4.09 | Toronto, ON | Mod Club
4.11 | Montreal, QC | Main Hall
4.12 | Burlington, VT | Higher Ground
4.13 | Northampton, MA | Iron Horse Music Hall
4.15 | Morgantown, WV | Mountain Stage
4.19 | Brooklyn, NY | Union Hall

Patrick Watson supports 2.27-3.11 (except for 3.9)

Lets Go Sailing supports 3.19-4.13 (except for all Canadian shows)


"His masterful songs are graceful and tender." - NPR.org

"we were sold on the spot - fuss-worthy folkies just don't come easy... Double bass, harmonica and strings color these lyrical laments, but the man's easy melodicism is the real charm." - STEREOGUM

[Published on: 2/1/07]

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DirtyRice Thu 2/1/2007 07:12PM
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i saw these guys open for MMJ in AZ pretty recently and they were a good opening act. dude was very dylanesque with a neil diamondish quality. pretty fun

Craig Judkins Sun 2/4/2007 02:26AM
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Craig Judkins

Here's a bit more regarding his European tour...

With the ink still wet after signing to the XLRecordings label, folk-rock artist Elvis Perkins will be touring Europe in early 2007, bringing with him a beautiful collection of melancholy songs from his debut album, Ash Wednesday. The songs, performed together with his backing trio, Dearland, echo his notable, yet tragic family history.  His father, actor Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, died in the early 90’s from AIDS. His mother, photographer Berry Berenson, was killed during the September 11th attacks on New York City when her plane was flown into the World Trade Center. The power of these personal tragedies comes through in the intelligent, whimsical lyrics and simple melodies that punctuate his music. When combined with the eclectic layers of the bands musical interplay and solid vocals from Elvis, the result is an incredibly irresistible sound that needs to be heard.  Get the music, see them live, do what you must. Sad, smart, occasionally brilliant, for those who love this musical genre, it doesn’t get much better.