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For House Cats and Sea fans


Elysian Fields came out of New York’s legendary Knitting Factory, a hotbed of musical exploration and genre mixing and a hub of the vibrant 1990s downtown scene. Drawn together by a mutual love of The Beatles, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Captain Beefheart, Ravi Shankar, Frédéric Chopin and Olivier Messiaen, founders Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow had traveled parallel paths in Washington, D.C. and New York until a scholarship to New York University’s drama department drew Jennifer to New York.

Echoes of all of these artists can be heard on Elysian Fields music, but their sound, as Nick Kent wrote, is “still unique — as sensual as a sleepwalker’s wet dream,” and influences are synthesized smoothly into their private language. For almost two decades they have been quietly putting out spellbinding records.

The newest Elysian Fields' collection, and ninth release For House Cats And Sea Fans is a lush musical journey, spanning emotion and genre, at times paying tribute to the no wave they both cut their teeth on. John Lurie made the cover painting.

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