NOVEMBER 23, 2011: "TLBOE" DVD RELEASED!
TheElms.net is pleased to announce that the long-awaited concert/documentary film, "The Last Band On Earth: A Film About THE ELMS", has now been released on limited edition DVD and digital download! The explosive 110-minute film contains 20 of THE ELMS' greatest songs, LIVE from the band's final sold-out show in Indianapolis on July 30, 2010.
The deluxe "COMPLETE EDITION" of the film is accompanied by autographed movie poster, and downloadable versions of the film and the official 30-song soundtrack.
For full details on the film, including release versions, tracklisting, ordering information and more, go HERE.
Order your copy of "The Last Band On Earth" today!
AUGUST 17, 2010: JOIN THE BOYS ONLINE!
In an effort to keep in close touch with all of you who so wonderfully supported THE ELMS for 10 years, Owen, Chris, Thom, and Nathan have all started or maintain personal sites/profiles which we've listed below for your easy access. Join and follow the boys on the sites below today!
(*Please note that as of 8.8.10 even Chris, a notorious Internet recluse, has started a Facebook profile... a miracle tonight!)
OWEN THOMAS: TWITTER | BLOG | FB
CHRIS THOMAS: FB
THOM DAUGHERTY: TWITTER | BLOG | FB
NATHAN BENNETT: TWITTER | FB
AUGUST 17, 2010: FINAL SHOW POSTER!
(**UPDATE: FINAL SHOW POSTERS ARE SOLD OUT.)
At THE ELMS' final, sold-out concert on July 30 2010, all attendees were given a special 11x17 commemorative show poster to mark the historic occasion. We are happy to announce that a limited quantity of these posters have now become available here at TheElms.net!
Design was completed by Benji Peck for B Positive Studios, and the posters are printed on 12-point glossy paperstock. Each poster has been personally autographed by the members of THE ELMS. As the poster reads, these exclusive prints represent the end of an era in rock & roll and are a wonderful visual reminder of the life and work of THE ELMS. Order yours quickly!
To see the poster in higher resolution, get more details, and order go HERE.
AUGUST 2, 2010: IN THEIR FINAL PERFORMANCE!
On July 30, 2010, THE ELMS performed together for the final time in front of a sold-out, wildly enthusiastic and gracious audience at Indianapolis rock club Radio Radio. The show was the most expansive and ambitious of the band's entire career, lasting an incredible four-plus hours and culling songs from every corner of THE ELMS' catalog.
The reciprocal energy from band to audience was intensely palpable all night long, beginning with the five-minute ovation that the crowd offered as THE ELMS took the stage to an orchestral recording of David Bowie's "Changes." From there, the band launched into "Promises," the beloved b-side track that opens the brand-new retrospective collection, Stoppin' On A Dime: Live & Rare 2000-2010.
Fans and press alike have already described the show as THE ELMS' finest ever - from the ear-splitting sing-alongs, to the tearful quiet moments, to the sweat-drenched, barnburning finale. Stories and candid reflective banter from the band abounded throughout the show, which even included an impromptu singing of "Happy Birthday" by the audience to Owen Thomas, who celebrated his birthday the day before the show.
The extraordinary event was filmed in HD and will be released at a date to be announced soon. Indianapolis' premiere entertainment magazine, NUVO Newsweekly, offered a stellar review of the show, calling the event "...epic, anthemic... [The Elms] went out on their own terms." A reviewer from InReview.net has also posted a glowing take on the show, calling it "...one of the most amazing live sessions I had ever heard and seen."
Below is the setlist for THE ELMS in their final performance! Click on highlighted titles to watch fan-uploaded video of the song's performance at the show. More video will be added daily!
THE ELMS: IN THEIR FINAL PERFORMANCE
July 30 2010, Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN.
-OPENING: CHANGES (David Bowie; orchestral)
-WHO GOT THE MEANING?
-YOU GOT NO ROOM TO TALK!
-UNLESS GOD APPEARS FIRST
-BRING A LITTLE LOVE TO MY DOOR
-THE TOWERS & THE TRAINS
-THE COUNTY FAIR
-COME DOWN TO THE WATER
-YOU SAVED ME
-LET LOVE IN (Owen solo)
-I'VE BEEN WRONG (Owen solo)
-THE LITTLE WAYS (Owen solo)
-SMILE AT LIFE AGAIN
-THE BIG SURPRISE
-COME TO ME
-THIS IS HOW THE WORLD WILL END
-BURN AND SHINE
-THE WAY I WILL
-WHO PUTS ROCK & ROLL IN YOUR BLOOD?
-BRING ME YOUR TEA
-BACK TO INDIANA
-NOTHIN' TO DO WITH LOVE
-SPEAKING IN TONGUES
-I AM THE WORLD
-A PLACE IN THE SUN
JULY 28, 2010: "...AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME."
The Indianapolis Star has issued a fantastic review of THE ELMS' recently released 40-track digital box set, Stoppin' On A Dime: Live & Rare 2000-2010. The article specifically cites the song "Majesty" as "...evidence that the band are quitting at the top of their game." Read the entire review HERE.
Get your copy of the new digital box set HERE.
JULY 27, 2010: "STRUT" FOR ROCK BAND!
THE ELMS' song "Strut" has now been made available for play on the popular Rock Band video game! The track appears on the band's final album The Great American Midrange, and was a live staple of THE ELMS' shows as they toured in 2009-2010.
Go HERE to download for XBOX 360, and rock with THE ELMS!
JUNE 1, 2010: "STOPPIN' ON A DIME" DIGI-BOOK.
JUNE 1, 2010: "STOPPIN' ON A DIME" 2000-2010...
THE ELMS are thrilled to announce the release of a brand-new, 40-track retrospective digital box set entitled STOPPIN' ON A DIME: LIVE & RARE 2000-2010!
The specially-priced box set includes previously unreleased b-sides, remixes, demos, and alternate versions of songs from THE ELMS' studio sessions over the last 10 years, including sought-after rarities such as "Promises", "Bring A Little Love To My Door", and "Majesty." Also included are over 15 live recordings culled from THE ELMS' touring over the last decade, including some of the band's most recognizable songs including "Back To Indiana", "Lifeboat", "Speaking In Tongues", and "Nothin' To Do With Love." All files are high-quality, 320k DRM-free downloads.
This is truly a must-have collection for any fan of THE ELMS! Full details, tracklisting, and release information can be obtained HERE. Download the box set HERE today!
APRIL 29, 2010: 10 YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL!
THE ELMS are celebrating 10 fantastic years as a band in 2010! The boys joined forces in 2000 and released their debut album, The Big Surprise, in February 2001. Over 900 shows and four critically-acclaimed albums later, the band have impacted audiences worldwide, and are currently plotting several exciting projects to coincide with their decade together!
Make sure to keep up with the happenings in the next several weeks as very interesting news emerges regarding live appearances, an expansive and exciting new music release commemorating the band's history, future plans, and more! If you're not already on the email list, join it HERE to stay in the loop, or follow the band on TWITTER.
Formed in Seymour, IN in 2000, THE ELMS have become one of the most respected and consistent young rock & roll bands from the midwestern U.S., both on record and on stage. The band have performed over 900 shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe, sharing stages with Neil Young, Goo Goo Dolls, Band Of Horses, Buddy Guy, Los Lonely Boys, Dave Matthews, Shooter Jennings, The Whigs, and many more, in addition to performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals including Monolith, Farm Aid, Midpoint Music Festival, Midwest Music Summit, Sturgis Bike Rally, South By Southwest, Big Spring Jam, and others.
RECENT PRESS REGARDING THE ELMS:
"Brilliant." -Rock & Roll Report
"A hook machine." -Louisville Courier-Journal
"Terrifically entertaining." -Billboard
"No one does it better." -ThisIsModern.net
"Stunning." -The San-Antonio Express-News
"Fabulous." -The Chicago Sun-Times
"A stellar group." -The Tennesseean
"Clever and brooding..." -Dayton Daily News
"Bold, swaggering anthems." -Courier Press
"Rare power and guts." -Amplifier Magazine
"Incendiary." -South Florida Sun
"Stomping roadhouse rock." -HARP
"Spine-tingling." -The Indianapolis Star
"Energetic, unadorned." -Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
"Stirring, visceral." -Hybrid Magazine