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Elf Power's 'Sunlight on the Moon' to be Released This October

Athens, Georgia-based Elf Power will be dropping a new album titled 'Sunlight on the Moon' on October 1, marking the band's tenth studio album release.

To coincide with the album's release, the band will be touring with reunited Neutral Milk Hotel.

Last week, Elf Power released a single from the album also named “Sunshine on the Moon“. The track is a succulent, accessible pop melody comprised of the band's signature jangly guitars and psychedelic overtones. Like a lot of Elf Power songs, the track is immediately catchy, which is no easy feat for a band that has been composing melodic gems since 1994. Give it a listen. You will be singing along in no time.

TOUR DATES

Elf Power w/ Neutral Milk Hotel

Oct 11 2013 - Baltimore, MD - 2640 Space at St. John's Church

Oct 12 2013 - Richmond, VA - The National

Oct 14 2013 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater

Oct 15 2013 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club

Oct 16 2013 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note

Oct 18 2013 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall

Oct 19 2013 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29

Oct 20 2013 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City

Oct 22 2013 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt

Oct 27 2013 - Atlanta,GA - Tabernacle w/ Neutral Milk Hotel and Robert Schneider

Nov 16 2013 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt w/ Deerhunter

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