During the winter of 2010-11 Great Elk recorded four songs on their own in Brooklyn, NY. They tracked drums and bass at a makeshift studio space and did the rest wherever they could. Some things were recorded at the studio of friend Len Monachello, some in Paul's basement apartment (much to the chagrin of Paul's neighbors) and some other little bits in a couple of other places. The tracks were released in February as a series of limited edition CD singles which were distributed each week that month at a series of shows at Rockwood Music Hall. Now they've bundled them together as an online only EP available to everyone.
released 31 May 2011
All songs by Great Elk. Except, of course, "Dancing in the Dark" which is by Bruce Springsteen. We hope that since we're not charging for this EP we don't run into any legal issues. Everything was recorded, mixed and mastered by Great Elk, mostly by Bryan Trenis and Tommy Harron.
Great Elk is...
Paul Basile - guitar, vocals, poultry tending
Patrick Hay - guitar, backing vocals, temp
Bryan Trenis - keys, approximate vegetarianism
Tommy Harron - bass, backing vocals, russian accent
Adam Christgau - drums, frisbee
All songs produced by Great Elk except "My Favorite One" which was produced by Great Elk and Mr. Casey Shea. Love the drone. Love it. And then check out Casey's amazing music at www.caseysheamusic.com