Elvis Perkins in Dearland, soon to be in your land

With its last tour barely out of the way, Elvis Perkins in Dearland has just announced a line-up of late ’09 concert dates that will see the band traveling from New York to California and back again.

Smack in the middle of those dates, the band’s new EP drops October 20. Entitled Doomsday, the six-track release’s titular number was previously included on the March 10, 2009 album Elvis Perkins in Dearland; another song off Doomsday, “Stop Drop Rock and Roll”, often appeared on set lists during the band’s most recent gigs.

Here’s what Elvis himself had to say about Doomsday:

“We call this thing The Doomsday EP for obvious reasons, and its middle name to which it also answers is The EP of the Id. Being drawn to the many faces of the American strain it seems we have more or less subconsciously produced a collection speaking to/and or from several of them at once. It’s a document of impulses sleeping egos and their superiors let pass to tape. I myself didn’t know what these songs sounded like in the hands of EPID until they were processed and played back. You have a song that arrived like the rest of us by boat, a selection from the Sacred Harp, a rock ‘n roll heralding the eternal advent of rock ‘n roll, an ode to the soul of the undead and, finally (and firstly), two takes on a single song called Doomsday, one which comes from our March release and the other which leans in the direction of its original conception as something of a gospel number. And here they all are, risen from their cribs and graves, under one moonlight while their folks and undertakers look the other way.”

Folks, this is what happens when you let your kids grow up to become English majors at Brown.

Elvis Perkins in Dearland 2009 Tour Dates:
09/02 – New York, NY @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
09/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
09/05 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
10/02 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/31 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble
11/01 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
11/03 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
11/04 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall *
11/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
11/06 – St. Augustine, FL @ Cafe 11 *
11/07 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
11/09 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
11/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
11/11 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish *
11/12 – Houston, TX @ Walters On Washington *
11/13 – Austin, TX @ The Parish *
11/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/16 – Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack *
11/18 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
11/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Gargoyle Club *
11/21- Chicago, IL @ TBD *
11/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
12/01 – Providence, RI @ The Hi Hat
12/02 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
12/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/04 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

* = w/ A.A. Bondy


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