The album EL VY (pronounced like a plural of ELVIS; sounds like Elve Eye, is the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist and lyricist of The National, and Brent Knopf, the Portland musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and his more recent band, Ramona Falls. This Is an album they wanted to make since they first met and sent letters and melodies back and forth while on the road until they finally came together to record this album.
This record is more autobiographical than anything else Ive written, says Berninger, but the details arent true. Its written in the voices of a few inverted characters, composites of different people-myself, my wife, and other people I was thinking about.
1. Return To The Moon (Political song for Didi Bloom to sing, with crescendo)
2. Im The Man To Be
3. Paul Is Alive
4. Need A Friend
5. Silent Ivy Hotel
6. No time to crank the sun
7. Its A Game
8. Sleepin Light (feat. Ural Thomas)
9. Sad Case
10. Happiness, Missouri