I published a review of Oliver Elf Army is sending thoughts and prayers on March 20, 2020. At that point in time, the band’s album release show had already been canceled due to the burgeoning virus crisis that has been riding on our backs ever since. I re-read my words, and after a good solid year and a half of listening, I still love this record as much as I did then, if not more. Oliver Elf Army is finally throwing themselves the bash that they deserve, a reward for a job well done, and you really ought to come on out and celebrate with them. The show takes place this Saturday at the Everett VFW Post 2100 at 7PM (masks and proof of vax or negative test required).
Not content to just celebrate their LP, OEA is also releasing a cassingle via Palmer House Tapes, a spanking new boutique cassette label helmed by Bryan Bradley of I Will Keep Your Ghost, who are also playing the release show. New tracks “Heavy Metal Attack” and “Hussey” further serve to illustrate Oliver Elf Army’s innate talents, which include sneaky humor, hot thrash mixed with sweet interludes, and a storytelling ability that few bands can match.
And with two Palmer House Tapes bands on the bill, it only makes sense to add a third in the shape of FUNERALHOMES, and it makes even more sense for this to be the release show for the HAUNTS EP, Palmer House’s tape #1 (OEA’s is #2). The first single, “Big Sur,” indicates a sound soaked in the 80’s, the Pacific Ocean and regret (our review drops tomorrow).
If all of this wasn’t enough, there will be a taco truck outside the VFW hall. Everett’s favorite El Mariachi Birria and Tacos (formerly Los Tamahhles) will be there to satisfy your cravings. A night full of joy and full tummies? I’m in.
Palmer House Presents:
Oliver Elf Army (album and cassingle release)
I Will Keep Your Ghost
FUNERALHOMES (cassette EP release)
$10, 7PM, all ages, bar with ID
Everett VFW Post 2100 at 2711 Oakes Avenue
masks and proof of vax or negative test required