[UDPATED] Ela Orleans: “The Season”
The split EP seems to be fairly standardized these days: two artists/bands/what have you with a side a piece. Makes sense on a few levels, right? Well, the 4-way split Statement LP is an extension of that same practical and collaborative thinking. Featuring new work by Slim Twig, Dirty Beaches, Ela Orleans, and US Girls, this unique artifact spans the gamut of what could be billed as DIY psych. Reductive genre flaunting yes, but rest assured that the efforts of each artist present are far from homogenous. US Girls goes at it in 100% no pulling punches mode; banging out rhythms as hard and loud as she knows how. Dirty Beaches delivers a ten minute jam that would liquefy the pineal glands of a live audience. Ela Orleans is as erudite, demure, and ear-friendly as ever. Slim Twig is busily wringing melodies out of their paranoic fugue. All is well, and not only that, everything is working together beautifully. Think of this split as an old school mixtape for the do nothing afternoon of your dreams or as what it is, namely a way to recontextualize these four artists’ work.
We’ve called out Ela Orleans’ track “The Season” as the lead for this post because we feel that it captures the freewheeling perspective that permeates the LP. That being said, go ahead and have a listen to a track from each contributer and see if you don’t find a lot to like.
Statement is now available for pre-order from Clan Destine Records
Written by Luke Carrell