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Ripe + ELEL

Ripe + ELEL

Thu · June 1, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Ripe is a Funk/Pop band out of Boston, MA that was born as a result of its seven members' uniting over one belief: with enough passion and honesty, music can still make the earth shake. With one eye looking back to the inception of both funk and psychedelic music, and the other looking forward with a modern concept of what makes people move, Ripe seeks both to honor musical history as well as to make it. The perfect fruit is equal parts past and present, and this is the approach of the Ripe sound.

With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe has kept the groove going touring nationally from coast to coast. With a recently released sophomore EP, Hey Hello, and plans to start recording a full-length album in the coming year, Ripe is shifting into overdrive with every intention of taking this to the stratosphere. The Ripe family asks you to get loose, get down, and get ready. The party is just getting started.
ELEL's debut single “40 Watt” racked up millions of plays, putting them into national radio rotation, including Alt Nation's Top 18. The band was then handpicked to perform alongside Lena Dunham and Keegan Michael-Key in Mike Birbiglia’s new feature film, Don't Think Twice.

They signed a deal with Mom + Pop Music, who released their self-titled EP. The seven piece indie pop ensemble then toured their explosive live show across the country, winning over crowds at Bonnaroo, MoPop, SXSW, TreeFort and Pilgrimage music festivals.

ELEL's sound was praised as “world pop”, a tag that reflects the musical culture of their hometown as much as their diverse influences- everything from Prince and Wilco to Beach House and Fela Kuti.

Their forthcoming LP, Geode, bubbles with whimsical melodies, brass hits and deep grooves, but settles into an affectionate vulnerability that showcases the intimate vocals of band leader Ben Elkins.

The album’s lead single, “Animal” premiered in May on Zane Lowe’s BEATS 1 radio show. “Animal” picks up where "40 Watt" left off, while showcasing a wider dynamic range and even sharper pop sensibilities.

“It's a loud song about a soft moment between two people," says Elkins. "I love writing music from my imagination, and sometimes that can be energetic and grand. But my lyrics are usually based on everyday life, which is much calmer. It's exciting to let those two versions of my reality meet each other in a song like this."

Geode will be available October 21 via Mom + Pop Music.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203