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The National’s Matt Berninger & Menomena’s Brent Knopf have a debut album as EL VY, are playing Dublin

EL VY is a new project by Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena/Ramona Falls (rhymes with hairtie/hellpie) which will release a debut album Return To The Moon on October 30th this year on 4AD.

The project is a lighter take what Berninger normally makes. The pair have been friends for years since touring small clubs around the US and they got together in the last year to make an album from sketches of songs made in that time.

EL VY will play a live show in Whelan’s on December 13th. Tickets are €22.90 + fee on sale Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster. European tour dates below.

‘Return To The Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing,with Crescendo)’ is the opening track from the album:


1. Return To The Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)
2. I’m The Man To Be
3. Paul Is Alive
4. Need A Friend
5. Silent Ivy Hotel
6. No Time To Crank The Sun
7. It’s A Game
8. Sleepin’ Light (feat. Ural Thomas)
9. Sad Case
10. Happiness, Missouri
11. Careless


1st COPENHAGEN Pumpehuset
2nd HAMBURG Grunspan
3rd AMSTERDAM Melkweg
4th COLOGNE Kantine
6th BERLIN Astra
8th PARIS Trabendo,
10th LONDON Electric Ballroom
12th MANCHESTER Gorilla
13th DUBLIN Whelans

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