DBL103: Elkhorn, 'The Black River'
Release: April 14th, 2017

The Black River is the debut LP from Elkhorn, the duo of Jesse Sheppard (12 String Acoustic) and Drew Gardner (Electric Guitar). The album straddles the story of american guitar music by digging into deep folk, Americana, jazz and psychedelia. The outcome sits somewhere between the primitive reveries of the Takoma school and the electric/frentric fringes of Steven R. Smith, Ben Chasny and Tom Carter. What sets Elkhorn apart from these luminaries is the complementary interplay of the duo. The two voices are distinct yet wholly dependent on each other to create a unique statement on what a guitar "duet" is capable of. 

In August of 2016 Elkhorn released their debut tape on Brooklyn's Beyond Beyond is Beyond and embarked on a eastern US tour. A tour diary and playlist of some live recordings can be found at Dying For Bad Music

On April 14th Debacle Records is proud to bring you Elkhorn's debut album "The Black River".

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A1. The Black River
A2. Ohun
A3. Sugar Hill Raga
B1. Due West
B2. Spiritual
B3. Depraved Heart
B4. Electric Fluid Magnified (Bandcamp Digital Bonus)

Format: 12" / Digital


Jesse Sheppard - Acoustic Guitar 
Drew Gardner - Electric Guitar 

Recorded at Black Dirt Studios by Jason Meagher 
Mastered at Klem Sound by Patrick Klem 
Artwork and Design by Mikey Rioux 
Elklag Music (ASCAP)

Debacle Records