Elbows returns in 2021 with “Amnesia,” the first glimpse of his long-brewing debut album, ‘Tales From The Old Mill.’ The expansive body of work explores the concept of "home" as a place, a memory, and a desire, across music, video, and visual art. “Let’s journey back to 2013,” Elbows says of his latest single, “when I was wondering what to do with memories. Good memories gone bad, bad memories made worse. What exactly are you supposed to do with these things? At the time, I just wanted to forget them."
The road to 'The Old Mill' began with a literal journey home, as a group of core-collaborators, including producer/engineer Alex Pyle (H.E.R.), drummer Dillon Treacy (Amber Mark, alto palo), and pianist DanMichael Reyes traveled with Elbows back to the Bay Area, where they'd record at Studio P, the home studio of his childhood neighbor, Joe Paulino. For Elbows, the Bay Area-born songwriter and producer, it was important that his friends and collaborators experience the physical places that inspired the songs and stories of the album. The benefits of this destination-recording manifested in the form of spontaneous synth patches, late-night woodland field recordings, and on "Amnesia," a spur of the moment frenetic snare pattern from drummer Dillon Treacy, inspired by being in the California for the first time.
'Tales From The Old Mill' is due out fall 2021, when the first leaves change color, and you feel that first chill in the air.
Written and produced by Elbows
Mixed, engineered, and co-produced by Alex Pyle
Additional engineering by Joe Paulino
A-0 – upright bass
Alex Pyle – Juno synth bass
Danmichael Reyes – piano, organ
Dillon Treacy – drums
Elbows – vocals, guitar, drum programing, synth
Gray Hall – additional guitar
Linton Smith – trumpet
Maralisa – additional "sample" vocals