Bay Area born Brooklyn-based producer and songwriter Elbows (aka Max Schieble) is readying to take hip hop by storm. His beats are wondrous, combining elements of jazz, electronic and old boom bap sounds with interesting, often hilarious samples. His singing style is raspy, but cheery, taking on a fresh new persona for the genre. In addition to his musical stylings, his passions include dabbling in visual art and film, which translates well into his vast sonic landscapes and bright, colorful album art and single artwork.
Elbows' debut four-track EP Corduroy is readying to release tomorrow, but EARMILK manage to nab the exclusive stream of the project a day early. Max commented on the project for us and told us a bit about what Corduroy meant for him:
This EP is the introduction to a larger body of music I've been working on, sort of for my whole life, but mainly the last four or five years. It's like a prologue, or an appetizer. Each song on here touches on one of the bigger topics that I've been thinking about through music, there's something about family, about romantic love, and about identity. It's the start of a longer tale about going home."
Peep the stream of the Corduroy EP up above and see Elbows at his upcoming release show in Brooklyn, or his set in Philly this summer. Pre-order a cassette of Corduroy over at Elbows' Bandcamp.
5/20 EP release show at C'mon Everybody, Brooklyn, NY/link:
6/21 @ Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA