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Elysian Fields will perform at Le Poisson Rouge for the first time on the 22 of January. Advance tickets are
available from the tours page.
Jennifer will be reading the master letters of Emily Dicksinson tonight (December 10th) at
the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery) as part of a benefit
for the Lower East Side Girl's Club. Happy Birthday Emily (December 10, 1830)!
JC on WFMU! Wed. Nov. 25th at 4:00pm on Irwin Chusid's show!
NY musician Jennifer Charles, of indie cult band Elysian Fields, has forged a career perhaps best described as a slow burn. Whether singing, writing, or producing, she has appeared on over forty records, sung and recorded in over eight languages, and worked with a wide-ranging melange of names in music. From long time collaborator Oren Bloedow, to conspirators as far-flung as Jim "Foetus" Thirlwell, Ed Pastorini, John Zorn, Jean-Louis Murat, DJ Logic, Mike Patton, Dan the Automator, Miho Hatori, Michael Gordon, Frank London, Firewater, The Chrome Cranks, and Chris Vrenna of Nine Inch Nails, among others. For this special show, she will be playing some Elysian Fields rarities and B sides, some La Mar Enfortuna, the EF Sephardic side project, along with little known tracks with some of the above said artists. Plus songs from E.F.'s latest work "The Afterlife", two days before their record release show Friday the 27th at Joe's Pub.
Official US Record Release for The Afterlife November 27th, 2009 at Joe's Pub in NYC. 11pm. Available on VInyl as well as through iTunes, Amazon and such. Click here to purchase tickets for the show.
Two new European dates on the tours page and a full online shop is now on the site here, with t-shirts and CDs from both Elysian Fields and La Mar Enfortuna.
As is indicated below, Elysian Fields now has t-shirts for the first time ever. Email us
about ordering one online. We will ship to the US and abroad.
For the first time ever, Elysian Fields now has t-shirts for sale. They will be available tonight
(June 5th) at the show at The Stone for $15. The design is as such below:
If you can't make the show, you can also email about ordering one here. All sizes available, but this is a limited run.
Two upcoming NYC area shows on the tours page.
Elysian Fields appeared on the French radio program fou du roi on 25 February.
A stream of the show can be found here: http://www.tv-radio.com/ondemand/france_inter/FOUDUROI/FOUDUROI20090225.ram.
New Album Available in Europe
record The Afterlife was
released in France on the Vicious Circle label in February. You may order it from Amazon
New Album Available in Europe
Elysian Fields latest full length "Bum Raps and Love Taps" to be released September 27, 2005 in Europe!
The record will be out on the Naive label, and available in most European countries
Sorry all you fans in the U.S. , you'll have to hold on a little longer, or there's always imports...
Elysian Fields has a presence on MySpace now, so join the friends and keep tuned in
Also, don't forget the cool fansite Blackacres.net, they usually know more than we do!
Elysian Fields 10TH Anniversary Show!
Hard to believe, but EF is turning ten! To mark the occasion, Oren and Jennifer will be having a big blow-out gig at Tonic in NYC. Two different shows spanning the band's material! Lots of special guests from the EF collective. That's two chronologically programmed sets, so come to both for a truly historical fun night. This night will feature long-time collaborators Ed Pastorini, Ben Perowsky, James Genus, Thomas Bartlett, Shahzad Ismaily, Jamie Saft, Glenn Patscha,Ted Reichman, Byron Isaacs, Charlie Burnham, Doug Weiselman, plus special guest Marc Ribot, and TBA...
Cult status, cosmic appeal, these Fields are still on Fire!
See you there.
Tickets available at Tonic box office now. Visit tonicnyc.com $15 for 1 show, 2 for $25
Dreams That Breathe Your Name, the new Elysian Fields CD now available in US!
"Langorous, enchanting and infinitely erotic... this new record, just like all its predecessors, comes heartily recommended." -Nick Kent, author of The Dark Stuff, writing in Liberacion (Fr)
Buy it online NOW at any online CD retailer or at The Orchard by clicking here. Buy it in retail stores nationally starting June 8.
Download this MP3 now: Live for the Touch (free MP3)
Jennifer appears on new Tweaker release
Jennifer can be heard on Chris Vrenna's (ex NIN) new Tweaker record, 2 AM Wake-Up Call. She sang and co-wrote the song "Crude Sunlight", the albums haunting closer. Other guests include Will Oldham, Robert Smith, and David Sylvian. Unfortunately, the released mix of "Crude Sunlight" suffers from a technical problem which has since been remedied. Stay tuned on how to hear the corrected version.
Jennifer Charles Teams up with Dan the Automator
Jennifer is featured vocalist and
cowriter on Dan the Automator's new CD, entitled "Nathaniel
Merriwether Presents... LOVAGE: Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady
By". The mastermind behind Gorillaz and Handsome Boy Modeling School
makes his entry in the make-out album category. Also featuring Mike
Patton (Fantomas, Mr. Bungle, Faith No More), Kid Koala, Damon
Albarn, Afrika Bambataa, others.
Juicy duets and throbbing love
jams for the new millenium. For more info go to 75
new special project release
Oren Bloedow and Jennifer Charles, "La Mar
Enfortuna" (Tzadik records)
(Oren and Jennifer's Sephardic music
project. O & J sing in Ladino, Arabic, many guest musicians,
exotic instruments. Modern exploration of Moorish moods, released on
John Zorn's brilliant label Tzadik.)
Queen of the Meadow has been released in Europe by The Flowershop Recordings.
theflowershoprecordings.co.uk to learn more about
E.F. just finished shooting a music video for the song "Bend Your Mind".
Sinister Construction, directed by UK television personality Toby
Amies. Look for it on European music television.
Having just finished their tour of France with "Les Femmes S'en Melent",
Elysian Fields readies itself for a European return, May 21st. See
Tours. Elysian Fields on cover of "The Ticket" magazine in Belgium,
where the new CD is enjoying considerable airplay.
A live duo appearance on Spin.com was featured in March,
and has been anthologized for
their best of the year archive.
It has just been discovered that some of the Jetset CDs were packaged with the wrong disc artwork.
It should be green, with a muted floral
pattern that matches the booklet art. If it has a red, white and
blue "target" design, it's wrong, and Jetset will replace it for
you. Contact Will@jetsetrecords.com for details.