I should say, before much else, that the man behind Elk, Justin Stein, chose buying a computer to make records over paying his Brooklyn rent and moved back to Michigan as a result–becoming a literal bedroom producer as a result. It was there that he made his debut LP Let’s Get Married which is due out February 15 on his own Shape Up Records. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing it and I fully recommend it. It combines a lot of different influences, from shoegaze to electronic pop and even a Phillip Glass sample that are all filtered through an umbrella tropicalia sound. If you’re feeling crimped up by winter, this album will either help or make you really want to be on a beach.
“Volleyball” is the first release from Let’s Get Married and it’s a fast, fun track. It also gives you a good idea for how dynamic the sounds on the album are.
You can also grab his earlier EP Honey Range for free from his bandcamp