Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Elms Will Rock You!

The past several years have seen the rise of several "Christian" acts in popular music. A few of the bands that have crossed over to the Pop scene in recent years have been Switchfool, P.O.D. & MxPx. Now at last there's a band that's on the horizon- just signed to Universal in fact- that's more my bag! The Elms, hailing from Indiana and playing good 'ol 70's Rock they call "Swingin' Midwestern-bred Rock 'N' Roll." Among the influences they list are The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bruce Springsteen, and Jimi Hendrix.

Check out their video "Nothing To Do With Love" right now at the bottom of this post. It's catchy old Rock N' Roll with a down-home swagger. I love that basic 60's thump! Other songs seem to have a slight Country-Rock flavor (does anyone know what that term means anymore with cheeseball Country acts like Big N' Rich around?) "Black Peach" is a catchy tune which sports Country influences. The live version of "Bring Me Your Tea" that I have on .mp3 comes so close to 70's Brit-blues Rockers Foghat that it's painful! I have high hopes for these guys, if you can't tell.

The band has gained notoriety by touring with Marquee acts such as Peter Frampton & Jars of Clay.

The Elms' official website is here. Friend them on MySpace here.

The Elms "Nothing to Do With Love"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDycckQpEHk&feature=player_embedded


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She's Cold - The Elms Live @ Flevo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJrfUbmh8Us&feature=player_embedded


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