In case you have been wondering what ex-Rilo Kiley's Blake Sennett has been doing since his pseudo retirement from music, here are some news; : he is about to release a new album ‘Bury Me In my Rings’ on May 17th via Viagrant Records.
The Elected haven’t released anything since 2006 and whereas his ex-partner Jenny Lewis was having fun with her new guy Johnathan Rice, Blake Sennett was apparently lost for the music world, focusing his efforts on the writing and the directing of a short film, and doing other things, related to some home renovation project among other things.
But he is back and you can listen to two new titles of The Elected's third album (and even receive one for free) here:
‘Babyface’, is a poppy song sung with warm high-pitched vocals, balancing between nice harmonies and some 80s synthesizers, sprinkled with a few Mick Jaeggerish woo-oo-oos vocals, whereas ‘Go For the Throat’ with its hiccuping pacing and soulful vocals is a quiet song that seems to slowing and laboriously climb a mountain that never ends.
This is what Blake Sennett declared about this new work: ‘I find that with records, I always have the strongest feelings about my most recent work, sometimes it sucks; other times I made my favorite record. This time, I can safely say it's my favorite’.
Beside Blake Sennett, the album was recorded with the help of Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis, Jason Cupp and Mike Bloom, and the band has already announced a few dates to support their new material: They will be playing in Los Angeles on May 17th at the Troubadour and in New York City on May 24th at the Mercury Lounge.
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