Introducing Èlan Vital & “Shadow Self”

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Èlan Vital – Renee Barrance, Danny Brady, Nikolai Sim [photo by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay]

Introducing Èlan Vital – Cold Wave straight from the Southern Ocean. We are thrilled to be releasing their debut album “Shadow Self” on 24 March 2017 (NZ).

While Èlan Vital are notionally cold wave synth-pop, no-one in Dunedin follows any ‘rules’ around genre or style of music. Èlan Vital also incorporate garage-psych keyboards and fuzz bass in the mix to produce something dark, Gothic and danceable which has a beating heart.

They share a member (Danny) with another favourite rule-breaking Dunedin post-punk-electronica band Death And The Maiden, so if you enjoyed their debut you will definitely want to give Èlan Vital’s “Shadow Self” a listen.

Official NZ release date is 24 March but we will be fulfilling pre-orders from 24 February.
Official UK release is a bit later on 12 May (blame Record Store Day in April) but our co-release partners Occultation Recordings have it available to their mail-order customers from March. It is also available on iTunes.
If you want to find out a bit more about the band Lo & Behold recently published a great introduction to the band with some fabulous photographs and Noisey previewed a track called “Dreams” from the album.
Band photo by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay http://www.phoebelysbethk.com/
Here is “Janina” – video by Erica Sklenars, styling by JPALM
And here is the title track used as the soundtrack to  JPALM ‘Discordia’ fashion video:
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2 responses to “Introducing Èlan Vital & “Shadow Self”

  1. The link to buy the record from the label goes to a porn site. I’m in Portland, OR. I just heard “Dreams” from the recent release “Shadow Self” and I want to buy the record/CD. I’m not satisfied w iTunes downloads (that link is also broken by the way). Please help me buy this record and fix yer links!

    • fishriderrecords

      Do you mean the links from the fishrider website (which all appear to work for me) or from the radio station? If it’s XRAY FM you were trying to click ‘buy’ links on the links there don’t work for me either. Easiest way to buy is via bandcamp https://fishriderrecords.bandcamp.com/

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