Live Video: Elvis Perkins

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

When we asked our old friend Elvis Perkins to play a few songs live in-studio at KEXP, he obeyed, or rather, he aubade. The New York singer-songwriter’s third album, I Aubade, is filled with love songs for the morning, or any time, with melodies steeped in ’60s soul and rich ambient folk that gently compliment his chalky voice and murmured confidences. With his two traveling companions, Perkins lit our live room with a set of meticulously manicured mood music, which from the Tarantino-cool opener “I Came for Fire” to the deliciously depressive “Hogus Pogus”, is bound to please any purveyors of melancholy Americana and all you early bird romantic types. Let Elvis Perkins aubade you now with his dulcet tones:

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