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Matt Berninger of the National and EL VY Is (Somewhat Successfully) Learning to Surf

He and new musical partner Brent Knopf have also added some tour dates

A few days back, the National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf announced plans to start a new band called EL VY.  The guys also thought it’d be fun to start a duel-purpose Instagram that announces band news and chronicles Berninger’s attempts at learning to surf. You can watch his progress below.

EL VY have also added a few new fall tour dates to coincide with their debut album, Return to the Moon. You can also check those out below, and look for Return to the Moon when it drops on October 30 via 4AD.

RttM, featuring sweet bridges.

A video posted by EL VY (@el__vy) on

Never had one lesson. 😊 A video posted by EL VY (@el__vy) on

EL VY tour dates:

November 2-3 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
November 4 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
November 6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
November 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
November 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
November 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
November 11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
November 13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
November 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 15 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
November 16 – Montreal, Québec @ Theatre Fairmount
November 17 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
November 19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
November 20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
November 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
December 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuse
December 2 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
December 3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
December 4 – Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
December 6 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
December 7 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB
December 8 – Paris, France @ Trabendo
December 9 – London, England @ Electric Ballroom
December 10 – London, England @ Electric Ballroom
December 12 – Manchester, England @ Gorilla
December 13 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans

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