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Elysian Fields


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(1995 – present)

Elysian Fields have always travelled in mysterious waters. Led by the enigmatic New York co-composers Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Oren Bloedow (guitar), the music born of their collaboration is not easy to categorize. They carry a torch for , , , the cycle of death and rebirth, and the sounds of and ballads, and music, seamlessly interwoven into a style that is at once languorously romantic and tough. Their music might be described as or , with the husky and sultry vocals of Charles and the filmic qualities of Bloedow’s guitar work they have also been associated with the genre of or . The duo formed in 1995 and have been making discs ever since. More information (like live dates) is often found on their website -

The two have many side projects as well. They have a Moorish inflected Sephardic band called La Mar Enfortuna, which has released records on John Zorn’s label Tzadik. Jennifer is also known as the female voice and co-writer of cult band Lovage, the other members being Mike Patton and Dan the Automator. Oren used to play bass in The Lounge Lizards and his diverse guitar and bass playing skills are called on from everyone from James Chance to Martha Wainwright to Doveman.


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  • HiPcavallo

    If you happen to either live in or can easily get to New York within the next 6 days I strongly recommend you check out Elysian Fields facebook page. If you're one of the first 10 people to message them saying you want to go you'll get a chance to see them perform live as La Mar Enfortuna during a private dress rehearsal. Sadly I can't go since I live in New Zealand but since it looks as though there are still vacancies I thought I'd help spread the word D:

    20 Jun 9:26am Reply
  • HiPcavallo

    I was just eating dinner whilst listening to Up Jumped The Kitty. I started reciting the song lyrics and when I got up to the line "up jumped the kitty now it's licking the bowl" my mum thought one of my cats was on the bench licking a bowl and got up to go tell her off. My cat then took advantage of the distraction, jumped on the table and started licking my bowl <3

    19 Jun 7:57am Reply
  • crushthyflowers

    I absolutely love this

    12 Apr 10:29pm Reply
  • IamFlood

    wow, fantastique. cant believe ive never heard of this group

    7 Mar 6:31pm Reply
  • scorps1234

    sexiest voice ever!

    23 Feb 12:20am Reply
  • HiPcavallo

    I wish I was a lion in a storm <3

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Isserggie

    I'm discovering them now and they're amazing. Nothing similar to Lana here. Jennifer's voice reminds me a lot of Lisa Germano's, another amazing and underappreciated artist.

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Cookiemv

    Her voice is similar to lana's in a way , but that's it , elysian fields is beyond amazing , lana is just fine .

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • HisNameIsPurity

    Strong Desire: See Elysian Fields before I pass into The Afterlife...

    10 Jun 2014 Reply
  • heads_bullet

    @dearmau5 they are often in France too

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • dearmau5

    do they ever play outside nyc?

    19 May 2014 Reply
  • interkros

    да. голос завораживает.

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MedusaNoNidiot

    Изумительный голос.

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • voredhelion

    The perfect day ender awaits, so lift up your weary heads for Elysian Fields latest! via @soundsfromthedarksidedotcom

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • NumberOneCat

    astonishing new album!! love you Jennifer :)

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
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  • Neue_regel_

    Great alt-indie, it reminds me a bit of some Dream pop bands like Cocteau Twins

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kenjiq

    Just ♥

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bradp676

    fantastic find

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SonofDesert

    Please come to Poland, if not I'll set myself on fire!

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
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