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EL VY – “Sleepin’ Light” Video

Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf have put out an awful lot of music videos since the release of last year's Return To The Moon, their…
Pranav Trewn | August 3, 2016 - 10:00 am

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Pfarmers – “Red Vermin”

Made up of Danny Seim (Menomena), Bryan Devendorf (The National), and horn player Dave Nelson (Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne & St. Vincent), Pfarmers have the…
Pranav Trewn | July 27, 2016 - 10:52 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, this week's best music video wasn't a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could've watched that for…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2012 - 1:33 pm

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Pfarmers – “Our Puram” Video

Pfarmers, the trio of Menomena's Danny Seim, the National's Bryan Devendorf, and Sufjan Stevens/St. Vincent collaborator Dave Nelson, just released their sophomore full-length Our Puram
Peter Helman | August 12, 2016 - 7:18 pm

EL VY – “Sad Case/Happiness, Missouri” / “It’s A Game” Videos

EL VY -- the new collaboration between the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf -- released their debut album together, Return To The
James Rettig | March 11, 2016 - 1:56 pm

Watch El Vy Cover David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” On Colbert

Last night, El Vy, the side project from the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf, were all set to be the musical guests on…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 9:06 am

EL VY – “No Time To Crank The Sun” Video

EL VY, the side-project duo of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf, dropped their debut album Return To The Moon last month, and…
Tom Breihan | November 24, 2015 - 11:48 am

Watch El Vy Cover “She Drives Me Crazy” At First Live Show

Last week, El Vy, the duo of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomana's Brent Knopf, released Return To The Moon, their debut album. And last…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2015 - 8:39 am

Watch EL VY Play Three Songs On CBS This Morning

EL VY, the new side project of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf, just put out their debut album Return To The
Peter Helman | October 31, 2015 - 5:33 pm

EL VY – “Silent Ivy Hotel” Video

EL VY -- the collaboration between the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf -- are releasing their debut album together, Return To The
James Rettig | October 29, 2015 - 9:52 am

EL VY – “Need A Friend” Video

Matt Berninger of the National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls have been friends since before their respective bands found success. Years later,…
Grace Birnstengel | October 26, 2015 - 11:10 am

EL VY – “Paul Is Alive”

EL VY is, of course, the side-project duo of the National frontman Matt Berninger and Menomena multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf. Later this month, they'll release Return
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 9:49 am

EL VY – “I’m The Man To Be”

A month ago, the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf teamed up under the name EL VY ("pronounced like a plural of Elvis,"
Peter Helman | September 3, 2015 - 10:01 am

Hear The Debut Single From EL VY, The New Project From The National’s Matt Berninger & Menomena’s Brent Knopf

The National's Matt Berninger and Ramona Falls/Menomena's Brent Knopf have teamed up under the name EL VY. (Oddly enough, this marks the second National/Menomena partnership…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2015 - 11:58 am

Pfarmers – “The Ol’ River Gang”

Pfarmers are an amalgamation of a few bands and sounds. Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf (the National), and horn player Dave Nelson (David Byrne…
Collin Robinson | March 26, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Sasquatch! 2013 Monday: The Postal Service, Ariel Pink, Death Grips, & More

If there was one constant during the Monday at Sasquatch! it might as well have been "failure." The rainy final day, riddled with many sound…
Miles Bowe | May 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Menomena – “Toomer”

Last year, the tricky Portland indie-poppers Menomena released Moms, their first album as a duo, and handily showed off that they'd be just as able…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Menomena – “Plumage (PVT Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In remixing Menomena's jittery tune "Plumage," the Australian dance trio and onetime BTW PVT have more or less completely overhauled the song, turning it into…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2012 - 11:29 am

Menomena – “Plumage” Video

Menomena's new clip features a long-developing bandmate standoff that comes complete with dozens of costume changes. The description on YouTube reads "Menomena share their various…
Corban Goble | October 3, 2012 - 2:50 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland's MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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