Creating dark, folk-infused rock reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, Nick Cave, and Bob Dylan, Elliot and his band gained increasing attention after the debut album Death of a Widow and appearance on "Folk Music for the End of the World" (featuring Sharon Van Etten), both released on Yerbird Records in 2010.
Elliot has impressed audiences throughout notable Northeastern venues, including Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, North Star, and the legendary World Cafe live, where Elliot has headlined. 2014 is already shaping up to be a huge year for Elliot. The self-produced EP, Provisions, is due out in May, and he's set to return to the studio shortly thereafter to work on follow up with legendary Jon Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.). We had the opportunity to catch up with this fine young lad and get all the scope behind his crafty talent.
R. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us here at R360. Firstly, you're body of work is impressive and somewhat provocative. What is your personal view on where you are musically today?
R. You've been compared to iconic figures such as Nick Cave and Bob Dylan. Is this a compliment or a curse for you?
R. Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?
R. What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
R. With Provisions out in May, what else is on the horizon? any festivals or tours?
Last but not least...
R. Leonard Cohen once quoted "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well. Poetry is the just the ash." What is your view on these profound words?
|Provisions out 5.6.14|