Watch: EL VY perform “Return to the Moon” on Conan

Performing the title track off of their album Return of the Moon

If you’re a fan of The National, then you’re well acquainted with Matt Berninger’s beautiful baritone singing of sweet melancholic nothings in your ear.

His new side project EL VY, with Menomena’s Brent Knopf, is a very pleasant surprise. “Return of the Moon” is the title track off of the epnoymous album by the same name. Boasting a jazzy, upbeat backing band with some romantic back-up vocals filling out the harmonies, it’s a real treat for the ears.

The pair, along with Wye Oak’s Andy Stack on drums played their first full band set live on Conan last night. Take a look in the player below.