April 02, 2007


NYC-based Elk City are based about the talents of Renée LoBue. The talents are considerable and are matched by the musicianship of ex-Luna guitarist Sean Eden and ex- Lovelies bassist Barbara Endes, along with longtime Elk City member, Ray Ketchem (drummer/producer). This Tuesday sees the release of a work that the two core members have been at work on for nearly three years, New Believers (Friendly Fire Recordings). This doesn't surprise me as the great song, "Cherries in The Snow", has been known to me for quite a while now. I know I found it in a slightly different version while online at least two years ago, it may have been an unmastered version and the guitar solo is more urgent in this version. This is the kind of song that will grab you, it stands out in the crowd thanks to the amazing mesh of Lobue's vocal, the lyrics, and the production.

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MP3s from New Believers 2007 April 3rd.
cherries in the snow
los cruzados [mp3]

from the album Hold Tight The Ropes [2002]

once and for all [mp3]

from the album Status [2000]
groundbreaking [mp3]
courtesy of the fine French indie label, Talitres.

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