Radio 1190 Presents: Land Lines
Elin Palmer, The Seven Hats
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
voices, cellos, drums
Long time hipster crush, Elin Palmer of the Lee Lewis Harlots, has finally broken out with her own heart fluttering album. Born in Värmland Sweden, her music roots stem back to the folk music of Sweden. Typically hired for her precision with the violin and Nyckelharpa (an ancient Swedish instrument) she is more of a “multi-instrumentalist”; even rocking out some guitar for the newest album.
Elin has had the pleasure of working with a lot of acclaimed artists throughout the years, including 16 Horsepower, The Czars, Wovenhand, Basia Bulat, M.Ward,The Fray, and Kal Cahoone. She was also a core member and one of 3 string arrangers for Munly, in his former group Munly and The Lee Lewis Harlots. Elin has toured and played for Eric Bachmann (of Archers of Loaf) in the band Crooked Fingers, as well as performed arrangements by Tom Hagerman of Devotchka and toured with the band as a performing musician— including a performance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Being a well-established working musician for years now, Elin’s projects highlight her beautiful vocal and instrumental arrangements with ethereal Scandinavian accents flavoring her own (and oh, SO refreshing) take on indie rock. Her solo performances have already thrown her to the top of Denver’s music heap with a sellout crowd on her video release show at the Hi-dive.
Her first solo album "Postcard," produced by local legend Bob Ferbrache of Absinthe studios, has recently been released.
The Seven Hats
The Seven Hats, short for The 7 Hats of Borg-Warner—a 1960’s advertising campaign of the industrial giant, Borg-Warner, promising better living and “better products through creative research and engineering”—laments the failed promises and disastrous results of the mid-century American industrial complex through its apocalyptic lounge music. The haunting analog-electro project of Julie Davis (Bela Karoli, Nathaniel Rateliff, Fairchildren, Miss America) and Joseph Pope III (Born in the Flood, Nathaniel Rateliff, Miss America) was largely inspired by Davis’ decades-long love for the Great American Songbook and the pair’s recent acquisition of a 1960’s Wurlitzer electronic piano, half-working Roland Juno 106 synthesizer and nearly-broken Farfisa VIP 370 organ.
Recorded at Grey Gardens and mixed and mastered by Randall Frazier at Helmet Room Recordings, the songs on The Seven Hats’ forthcoming EP, “Scientific American,” offer lush and evolving textures that provide the perfect platform for Davis’ smoky voice. With a stage set-up designed to fit snugly in the back of a station wagon, The Seven Hats aspires to cross-country trips connected by shows in second-rate motel lounges.
Paul Cox of Stacks music blog describes “Scientific American,” as “beautiful and aching and brilliant.” He says, “ these interpretations of WWII-era compositions are thoroughly marvelous . . . . I hope there’s an entire album’s worth of this project in the pipeline, because it’s just what I’ve been looking for.”
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