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Ellevator | Indie88 Black Box Sessions

Last month, Hamilton indie-rock trio Ellevator released their debut record The Words You Spoke Still Move Me via Arts & Crafts.

Despite it being the band’s first full-length album, the trio has been playing together for over a decade. They performed in bars and tiny apartments until they officially formed Ellevator in 2017. They signed with Arts & Crafts and released their first EP in 2018. Along the way, they’ve shared stages with artists including Bishop Briggs, Arkells, and Cold War Kids. They first visited us for a Black Box Session in 2018.

Ellevator draws inspiration from artists including U2, Peter Gabriel, and Kate Bush, as well indie bands like Spoon and Death Cab for Cutie. The band even teamed up with Death Cab guitarist Chris Walla to produce the new album.

Ellevator – “Slip”

Ellevator visited us to perform two tracks from the album, “Slip” and “Party Trick.” “A friend said to me that being in a band means never growing up,” Nabi Sue Bersche explains of “Party Trick.”

“It’s easy to feel like Peter Pan on tour, all the trappings of adulthood a hundred track stops and a thousand miles in the rearview. I started writing this song to my teenage self: a flighty, insecure kid posturing confidence. I’d jump around to all the different cliques like a self-styled Ferris Bueller, leaving just before friendships could settle in. Being on the road brought out those same old tendencies: keep it all on the level, don’t go too deep.”

Ellevator – “Party Trick”

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