The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf debut new EL VY song “No Time to Crank the Sun” — watch

In support of the duo's forthcoming debut album, Return to the Moon


    The National fronman Matt Berningerand Brent Knopf of Menomena/Ramona Falls have linked up to form a new band called EL VY. Together, they’ll release their debut album, Return to the Moon, next month through 4AD.

    Following the two singles, “I’m the Man to Be” and the title track, the duo has offered another glimpse of the LP in “No Time to Crank the Sun”. The soft-spoken number, which features keyboard accompaniment provided by Knopf, was debuted live during an intimate session for Studio Brussels. Watch the performance below.

    Return to the Moon is due out on October 30th. In support, EL VY will hit the road in November.

    Return to the Moon Tracklist:
    01. Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)
    02. I’m the Man to Be
    03. Paul Is Alive
    04. Need a Friend
    05. Silent Ivy Hotel
    06. No Time to Crank the Sun
    07. It’s a Game
    08. Sleepin’ Light (feat. Ural Thomas)
    09. Sad Case
    10. Happiness, Missouri
    11. Careless


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