Daily Download: "Ash Wednesday," Elvis Perkins

A free download from an extremely promising young songwriter


Salon Staff
April 25, 2006 12:01PM (UTC)

Elvis Perkins knows how to let a song unfold. Across the six and a half minutes of "Ash Wednesday," the title track from his as of yet widely unavailable debut recording, the young songwriter never gets impatient, never pushes his elegiac melody too hard, never reaches for the easy payoff that a voice as gorgeous as his can give, and by the end you've heard something measured and profound, a song that delivers not in any single dramatic gesture but in a stealthy accumulation of meaning and emotion. Check out more songs here, and expect to hear more from Elvis Perkins.

-- T.B.

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