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July 15th, 2022

Elf Power Release New Album ‘Artificial Countrysides’


Today, the Athens, GA-based psychedelic folk band Elf Power released their new album Artificial Countrysides via Yep Roc Records. Also released today is an official animated video for the new song “Clean Clothes” created by Michael Rostig. Elf Power are currently in the midst of a summer tour that will make stops in Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta and more. Find a full list of tour dates below or at

Artificial Countrysides has been praised by Stereogum, Under The Radar and BrooklynVegan, who said “It finds their unique psychedelic pop/indie rock fusion sounding as great as ever.” FLOOD Magazine proclaimed, “Elf Power are far from running out of ideas nearly 30 years into their time together as a psych-folk unit,” while MAGNET Magazine said, “The songs themselves are some of the catchiest and most structurally sound Rieger has written in quite some time.” 

Elf Power Artificial Countrysides Limited Edition Purple Vinyl LP Yep Roc Records

With Artificial Countrysides, singer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Rieger and his Elf Power bandmates — drummer Peter Alvanos and guitarist Dave Wrathgabar, with contributions from keyboard player Laura Carter — have created some of the band’s most expansive musical terrain yet. Along with a blend of fuzz-tone electric and layered acoustic guitars, Moog keyboards and lively drums, the group experimented with the sounds of marimba, Mellotron, harpsichord, synth bass and distorted drum machine loops, taking a try-it-and-see approach to recording in the studio. Artificial Countrysides is Elf Power’s 14th album across their almost 30 year career. 

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Tour Dates with E.R. Jurken:

July 15: Louisville, KY – Portland Creative Compound

July 16: Detroit, MI – El Club

July 17: Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub

July 18: Columbus, OH – Natalie’s Grandview

July 19: Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe

July 20: Millersville, PA – Phantom Power

July 21: Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom

July 22: Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre

July 23: New York, NY – LPR

July 24: Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom

July 25: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

July 26: Washington, D.C. – Black Cat

July 27: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)

July 28: Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

July 29: Atlanta, GA – 529

July 30: Athens, GA – 40 Watt

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