Elf Power: Sunlight on the Moon
Out of any of the bands bred within the confines of the storied Elephant 6 collective, Elf Power is perhaps the one act who most evoke the classic sound of their Athens, Ga.-based home. But in their 19-year history, the spirits of such hometown heroes as Love Tractor and Vic Chesnutt have never been as pronounced as theyare on the quintetâ€™s latest full-length, Sunlight on the Moon. Even when the band goes into Eno-esque electronic territory on cuts like â€śGrotesquely Born Anewâ€ť and â€śDarkest Wave,â€ť they canâ€™t hide the jangle embossed beneath their creative undercarriage, regardless of how hard they try to emulate the glory of their lo-fi salad days. But it is that sense of push-and-pull with their legacy that helps render Sunlight their brightest and boldest work in years.