Download Den: Elk – Riverview #3

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Hailing from the Niagara region of Canada, Elk is a young, four-piece band that plays a brand of hook-heavy, lo-fi rock and roll that never goes out of style and couldn’t be more necessary right now. The band’s excellent sophomore album Daydreams is a straight-ahead powder keg blast of three-minute rockers built on heavy guitar jangle, propulsive rhythms, singalong choruses and airtight production.

Elk’s drummer, Josh Korody, is a renowned producer around the Niagara region and beyond, and he mines a killer sound for Daydreams. A great deal of the infectious energy all over Daydreams stems from a sharp focus on tempo and beat. From there, Elk like to let loose like mid-’60s Stones and Kinks while embracing full band harmonies (the band packs three sharp songwriters and vocalists in their arsenal) and blazing guitars while bashing out a collection of the finest Nuggets-worthy songs to come out this year. As I mentioned to bassist Ben Pokol in an interview with him on the day of the album’s release, it would be a damn shame if fans of lo-fi heroes like Ty Segall, Harlem, and Thee Oh Sees don’t get a chance to hear Daydreams.

Get a free download of the album’s first single, “Riverview #3,” on Elk’s Bandcamp. Daydreams is out now via Indoor Shoes.


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