ELEL’s music, often described as “world pop,” is layered with swirling keyboards, guitars, horns, delicate percussion, and rollicking drums, creating an infectious groove for the intimate and melodic vocals. Influenced by a range of artists from Paul Simon to Fela Kuti to Beach House, they utilize rolling rhythms rather than a traditional rock n’ roll back & forth, making their fresh and eclectic sound seamlessly float between the pop and indie scenes. ELEL was handpicked by Mike Birbiglia to perform their song “40 Watt” alongside Lena Dunham and Keegan-Michael Key in the upcoming film Don’t Think Twice. ELEL’s forthcoming debut album Geode is due out in early 2016 via Mom + Pop Music.
My name is Charles Brownstein and I was born in Montreal, Quebec. I presently live in Vancouver, BC.I am a true lover of music, food, books, film, and stand-up comedy. Foremost it is music that I love, that is what drove me to create this site. I confess to liking Duran Duran and the Bee gees in my youth.I prefer In Utero to Nevermind and safe as milk instead of Trout Mask Replica.Northern Transmissions is a Music website that features interviews from musicians and bands we love. We have interviewed so many of them, from The Drums to Destroyer. We review albums by from many labels around the world, including Merge, Sub pop, Bella union, Matador, 4AD, Rough Trade, Capture Tracks, Hardly Art, and many many more.Hope you guys enjoy the website as much as we like working on it.