by / August 5th, 2015 /

Members of The National and Melonema have formed a new band, released their first single

Matt Berninger from The National and Brent Knopf from Menomena have created their own new band called EL VY (pronounced “el vie”), and will be releasing their first album Return To The Moon on October 30th. Following on from their American tour, they’ll be heading Europe-wards, including a gig in Whelans in Dublin on December 13th. Tickets are priced at €22.90 and will go on sale this Friday from 9am.

They’ve also dropped the album’s opening track, the not-exactly-catchily-titled ‘Return To The Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing with Crescendo)’, which does find Berninger and Knopf in a far lighter mood than normal.