The Elms

The Elms


Thursday – Sep 24 – 8:00

Seymour, IN

All four members of THE ELMS were born in blue-collar, rustbuckle towns, and have lived in towns like these our whole lives. The music we make together is sparse, dense, and a bit gruff -- sonic comparisons have ranged from Crazy Horse to The Kinks. We like the philosophies of pop music structure in the purest sense. We like how it feels when a verse takes you to a big chorus. We also like the inherent feeling of risk that comes with rock & roll music, and like to keep things simple and raw musically. So, if you're doing the math and coming to some conclusions as to how we sound, you're probably not far off.

At times on our musical journey, we've tried to embrace the delicate, the dainty, and the ambient. But our experiments kept reminding us that we're just a loud, hearty American rock band... and we've got the battle scars to prove it. Right now, we all live in Indiana, within an hour's drive of each other.

We've released three records. They're called "The Big Surprise", "Truth, Soul, Rock & Roll", and "The Chess Hotel". All three of these records were released on major label imprints. We've sat in the atriums, drank the wine, shook the hands, and had a good laugh afterwards. It's an unbelievable place for a few buddies from Indiana to find themselves, for many reasons.

Our music has been used in film and television mediums around the world, including uses or video plays on NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, WB, FOX, MTV, MTV2, FUSE, and MuchMusic. The NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, and USTA have used our tunes in their events. EA Sports is using one of our new tunes called "The Shake" in their NHL 2009 game..