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Celebrating Doomsday: Meet Elvis Perkins (in Dearland)

Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Wyndam Boylan-Garnett, Elvis Perkins, Brigham J. Brough, Nick Kinsey I Photo: Reuben Cox
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Elvis Perkins is back with a brand new sophomore album, Elvis Perkins in Dearland and this time he's ditching the solo act and bringing his band with him. The result is this delightfully eloquent collection of songs about live, love, and death is inspired by the New Orleans tradition of having a raucous band follow a funeral march. We sat down with Perkins before his show at the Troubadour and asked him a few questions about his new EP Doomsday and the end of the world. You sing in "Doomsday" that "I don't let doomsday bother me, does it bother you?" What's your theory on doomsday. Is the world going to end in fire or in ice?
I can't say I know or have too much of a theory that I think is any good. If I had to guess at the speed we are moving it would be a mix of the two, a world on fire with ice hearts. But we are not going to let that happen now, yes?

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