Rest in peace Box Elders !
Box Elders tune from Alice and Friends
(though this version is from a 7″)
Live set and interview from November 2010!
Really recommended, funny also how enthusiastic the hostess is.
If I heard right, EP coming soon on Captured Tracks… and maybe some more touring (not heard, but hopedddd)
For any of you folks who haven’t seen Dave Goldberg’s exercise approach to the art of drumming, I think now is the time. This is going to sound like old news to long time followers of KLYAM, but Dave plays keyboard and drums simultaneously. How is that possible? It often involves placing a drumstick in the mouth.
Unless there’s another Box Elders in Nebraska, the Box Elders that KLYAM knows and loves will be providing polka music at the American Legion Hall in Tobias, Nebraska this Saturday, August 21.
I can’t imagine this happening just as much as I can’t imagine another Nebraskan band choosing to name themselves Box Elders. That’s blasphemous…even if from a polka act!
Featuring Ian St. Pe the Stage Diver!
This is footage from November 2009. I just found it today. It is great and has three parts. The first, below, features both songs (“Tiny Sioux” and “Plenty of Room”) off of their new single. Be sure to watch!
1. Alice & Friends
2. Death of Me
4. Tiny Sioux
5. Plenty of Room at the Bottom
7. One Foot in Front of the Other
9. Talk Amongst Yourself
10. Hole in My Head
11. Jackie Wood
Band: Box Elders
Label: HoZac Records
1. “Tiny Sioux” – A+
2. “Plenty of Room at the Bottom” – A+
Comments: Box Elders strike again! The amazing pop trio from Omaha continue their spree of hits on this 7″ !!! This release has a more innocent feel than Alice & Friends, making it perfect ably suitable for both children and adults. The somber “Tiny Sioux” moves at the kind of pace you’d expect it to and includes a pseudo-Native American call that literally fits right in with the narrative. “Plenty of Room at the Bottom” is fascinating. I’m going to compare it to the work of Adam Green and Calvin Johnson. It’s got that coy outsider thing going on.
Grade: A+ (97)