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".
Download 320 MP3 / Download WAV / Download Artwork / Download Press Images Tracklist 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 Credits 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)