New Band Smell : Great Elk

Great Elk is the brainchild of Paul Basile, a native New Yorker who nonetheless sought satori in remote Bethel, Alaska where he lived for several years, earning his daily bread as a sled dog handler, a commercial fisherman and a newspaper reporter. In 2009, Basile and frequent collaborator Patrick Hay took the name Great Elk and completed their debut self-titled EP. A second EP, entitled February, followed in May 2011. A successful Kickstarter campaign allowed the band to make their way to Woodstock, NY in June 2011 to record at The Isokon with engineer/producer D. James Goodwin (The Bravery, Norah Jones, Bobby), and the fruits of those sessions will drop May 22nd under the name Autogeography. Lead single I’m Going To Bend is a slow-simmering pot of Kosmic American music that should find favor with fans of Band Of Horses or the erstwhile Granddaddy.

MP3 : Great Elk – I’m Going To Bend

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