Elephant Revival Releases New EP, 'It's Alive' Today

Article Contributed by McGuckin Enter… | Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Elephant Revival’s new EP, IT’S ALIVE, is now available to purchase through all major digital music outlets and online through the band’s website. Until today, the EP, produced by Grammy winner Sally Van Meter, had been available only at live performances. Also starting today, the band is streaming the entire EP on its website, for one week, along with a new video for the song “Quill Pen Feather.”

The EP, recorded at Immersive Studios in Boulder, Colo., and mastered by Gus Skinas of Sonoma Mastering, features seven new cuts including “What’s That,” “Quill Pen Feather” and “Wake’s Only Daughter.” Three digital-only tracks are also available to those who purchase the songbook, available at elephantrevival.com.

In its five-star review, Marquee magazine called the EP “truly spectacular,” adding, “For nearly six years, the transcendental folk group has been helping to mold the modern folk tradition, but with their latest EP, the group has arrived at a place of beauty that is as much a milestone for the band as it is for the entire genre.”

Starting on Friday, Nov. 23 — Record Store Day — independent record retailers throughout Colorado, including all seven Independent Records & Video locations, Albums on the Hill and Bart’s Music Shack in Boulder, Rock N’ Robin’s in Fort Collins and Twist & Shout in Denver, also will stock the EP. Of course, IT’S ALIVE will remain available at shows, including winter stops throughout Colorado, the Midwest and Northeast.

Elephant Revival members are: Bonnie Paine (vocals, washboard, djembe and musical saw); Sage Cook (electric banjo/guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, viola and vocals); Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo and vocals); Daniel Rodriguez (acoustic guitar, electric banjo/guitar and vocals); and Bridget Law (fiddle and vocals). Fans can follow the band and watch for performance announcements on twitter; on Facebook or at elephantrevival.com

Upcoming tour dates include:

Dec. 13 – The Belly Up, 450 S. Galena St., Aspen, Colo. Doors: 9 p.m. Tickets (all ages): $20. Tickets and info: bellyupaspen.com or 970.544.9800.
Dec. 28-29 – Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo. Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show. Tickets and info: stargazerstheatre.com or 719.476.2200.
Dec. 31 – Aggie Theatre, 204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, Colo. Showtime: 9 p.m. Tickets: $30 advance, $35 day of show. Tickets and info: aggietheatre.com or 970.482.8300.
Feb. 14, 2013 – Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8-$17. Tickets and info: oldtownschool.org or 773.728.6000.
Feb. 15 – High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wis. Showtime: 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Tickets and info: high-noon.com or 608.268-1122.
Feb. 16 – Founders Brewing Co. 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, Mich. Admission: $5. Info: foundersbrewing.com or 616.776.1195.
Feb. 17-18 – The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets (all ages): $19. Tickets and info: theark.org or 734.761-1818.
Feb. 26 – The Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $9 advance, $11 day of show. Tickets and info: babevillebuffalo.com or 716.852.3013.
Feb. 28 – Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vt. Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 advance, $14 day of show. Tickets and info: highergroundmusic.com
March 2 – Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, Mass. Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $16 advance, $18 day of show. Tickets and info: clubpassim.org or 617.492.7679.
March 3 – Joe’s Pub @ the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., New York, N.Y. Showtime: 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. Tickets and info: joespub.com or 212.967.7555.
March 22-23 – Suwanee Springfest, Live Oak, Fl. http://suwanneespringfest.com
April 18-21 – Old Settler’s Music Festival, Driftwood, Texas (south of Austin) Tickets and info: oldsettlersmusicfest.org or 888.512.7469.