New Elvis Perkins In Dearland Live Video – “Shampoo” (Gold Room Session)

This clip paints a nice image of what it’s like to be Elvis Perkins In Dearland. This is a Gold Room Session, from the same people that bring you the DUMBO Sessions, so it’s essentially the same premise (record a bunch of live songs for embeddability) except that the DUMBO sessions are filmed at a label-operated space in DUMBO, Brooklyn, while the Gold Room is somewhere outside the industry circuit, upstate and away, closer to the sound of livestock than the buzz of publicists. Also the room is actually gold hued and full of ’70s shagadelic adornment to match the band’s handsomely hirsute espressos-and-Proust vibe. The song we have from the sessions, “Shampoo,” is a standout amongst standouts and one of the best folk songs you’ll hear this year, and I’m not just saying that because it contains the best John Jacob Niles reference since Mos Def in Black Star. The tour dates are listed after the vid because this is what they sound like live so you’ll probably want them.

Elvis Perkins In Dearland – “Shampoo” (MP3)

Elvis Perkins And Dearland is coming out today, one week early, via XL for the discounted price of $8 as part of the Amie Street Download To Make A Difference program. XL and Amie Street will donate $2 for every album purchased to Clearwater, Pete Seeger’s organization dedicated to Hudson River protection and restoration. Buy here starting now.

If you’d rather do it with a bunch of people in a downtown venue, there’s a record listening party this Thursday (3/5) at (Le) Poisson Rouge from 6:30-8:30, with an open Svedka Vodka Bar for the first hour.

On tour:
03/09 – Seattle, WA @ Easy Street Records (7:30pm)
03/09 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Amoeba Records (7pm)
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
03/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
03/15 – San Diego, CA @ M Theory Records (4pm)
03/16 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/Delta Spirit
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores Stage (6pm) w/M Ward + Cold War Kids
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
03/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04/02 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
04/03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso (Upstairs)
04/04 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
04/06 – London, England @ ICA
04/07 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Sol
04/22 – Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre
04/23 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
04/24 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel w/Deer Tick
04/25 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
04/27 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
04/29 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
04/30 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
05/01 – Madison, WI @ Memorial Union Terrace
05/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
05/03 – Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room
05/05 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
05/06 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
05/08 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
05/09 – Boulder, CO @ B Side Lounge
05/11 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
05/12 – Dallas, TX @ Pontiac Garage at HOB
05/13 – Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
05/14 – Hattiesburg, MX @ Thirsty Hippo
05/15 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
05/19 – Arlington, VA @ Iota Club+Cafe
05/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House