ELLEVATOR (FORMERLY THE MEDICINE HAT) SIGN TO ARTS & CRAFTS FOR UPCOMING ALBUM
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Today, Ellevator are pleased to announce they have signed with Arts & Crafts for their upcoming record. Of the signing, the band says : "Arts & Crafts have been cultivating great art since we were learning our first chords. The records they’ve put out have deeply affected the music we make. We’re thrilled to be working alongside people as inspired and seasoned as the team at Arts & Crafts. Their expert hand has guided so many gifted artists and it’s humbling to be counted among them. We look forward to doing great work together.”
Formerly known as The Medicine Hat, the band recently performed performed a dazzling version of Caribou’s “Odessa” for CFMU’s Modern Spin series and has also shared their latest single, “St. Cecilia”, which is a song “for all the men who have ever harassed me,” says frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche.
“It's a song for all the long stares and salacious grins, all the licked-lips and hey-sweethearts, all the shadows that walk a little too close behind me. It's about the thick skin I put on when I walk alone or I'm on stage. I love the power of that skin, but I hate that I need to be tough to feel safe. Now a brief glance in the mirror turns to a thousand eyes ogling me up and down, unkind hands fussing with my appearance. They impair a kindness I used to carry so easily. St. Cecilia is my constant companion. The patron Saint of music, she's with me in every dark bar, on every walk home. Watching my drink, watching my back, whispering a sweet melody in my ear."
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Ellevator is an experimental-pop band from Hamilton, Ontario. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche's nimble, raw lyricism is illuminated by a voice like holy fire: blistering and purifying. Focussed guitar work dances with the hypnotic timbres and soaring melodies of analog synthesizers. Deft lines and dangerous grooves are intoned by a disciplined drum and bass combo. Chaos lurks beneath the surface of Ellevator's tight motifs and rhythmic trances, erupting into moments of prophetic ecstasy. Their live performances are wild affairs. Brimstone at their heels, Ellevator's contagious energy turns rooms into reveries.
Recently, the band completed a run of tour dates with The Franklin Electric and Mappe Of. Having also just signed to booking agency Paradigm, Ellevator will return to the road in the near future including a performance in Toronto on December 28 at The Rivoli. More details will be announced shortly.
Ellevator is Mike Boyd, Elliott Gwynne, Nabi Sue Bersche, and Tyler Bersche.
ELLEVATOR LIVE DATES:
December 28 - Toronto, ON - The Rivoli