- Young Colt
The band recently finished recording their third full-length, PUSH/PULL, with Portland, OR producer Beau Sorenson(Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould, Superchunk, Sparklehorse), which will be released on October 15th, 2013 on Parasol Records. The album was recorded at Mark Rubel's Pogo Studio in Champaign, IL. The album was mastered by TW Walsh(Pedro the Lion).
Sparkling songcraft. Unbridled inspiration. Disciplined arrangements. PUSH/PULL, the forthcoming release from Champaign-Urbana, IL indie stalwarts Elsinore is a creative triumph by a band that cannot be discouraged.
Groff penned the songs of PUSH/PULL while weathering a series of life-bending personal trials: coast-to-coast tours, childbirth, a near-death experience for the former drummer at the very end of Yes Yes Yes touring, and winter-born interpersonal tension. As a result, PUSH/PULL plays like a Palahniuk novel full of peaks and valleys, twists and turns.
Maybe there’s something about the tornadic Midwest that transforms humble musicians into song monsters. The ever-resilient Elsinore, for a moment on the ropes, has bounced back swinging. The brave next leap for an upward-bound band, PUSH/PULL parts the curtains on a new sunrise.