EL VY (pronounced like a plural of Elvis) is the musical collaboration between The National vocalist, Matt Berninger, and Brent Knopf, the musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and Ramona Falls.
Berninger and Knopf’s friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when The National and Menomena played small half- empty clubs along America’s west coast.
Though they’d thought about a collaboration project for years, in the winter and spring of 2014-115, they actually got together to make an album.
Return to the Moon features Berninger’s darkly funny, lyrical storytelling and his identifiable sense of melody offset by Knopf’s playful, architectural arrangements and inventive production.
The National and Ramona Falls are both currently preparing upcoming releases, so EL VY is not a replacement or a side project, but a glimpse into an alternate musical universe.
Return to the Moon drops October 30th. Check out the title track here: