We are so excited to announce that ELEL's wildly catchy debut single '40 Watt' is out today on Mom+Pop. Following a premiere earlier in the year, '40 Watt' has already won over a slew of blogs and tastemakers, and landed the Nashville 8-piece a place on this year's Bonnaroo Festival line-up. Stream the track below, including a handful of remixes from Beaty Heart, jackLNDN, and Daytrip, and then go grab yourself a download via iTunes.
In conjunction with the release, our friends over at The 405 have also shared a brand new live session of the track, recorded last month at Nashville's Big Light Studios. Watch now!
ELEL, consisting of two horns, two drums, three keys ,guitar, bass and whole lot of vocals, was born from front man Ben Elkins meeting a girl named Eliska. Ben's now wife softened his edges while introducing him to the likes of Beach House and Toro Y Moi. Speaking on ELEL, Ben says “ It’s the outcome of me producing music that risks leaving space and communicates emotion easily and softly.” This band represents a new start for its members, for a variety of reasons. Tied together by the bustling Nashville music scene but from an array of locations, ELEL includes Ben (Arkansas), Zach (Kentucky), Tim (Mississippi), Jo Jo (Brooklyn, NY), Alex (Pennsylvania), and life-long Nashvillians (so far) Fredrick, Jerry and Stefan. According to Ben, “40 Watt is a big loud dance song about dancing with one other person in a little bitty house.'