“Elastic Band” Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band

"Elastic Band" by Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the duo's release Banned
"Elastic Band" by Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band

Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band is comprised of Yves Jarvis and Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy). The duo’s debut album Banned, arrives on June 25, 2021 via ANTI-. Ahead of the album’s release, the band have shared the Lead- single “Elastic Band.”

Banned was recorded in the tranquil environment of the Tree Museum, an outdoor art gallery in rural Ontario hosting residencies for contemporary sculptors over the past 20 years. The pair credit its 200 acres of natural spaces intermingling with human-made creations as the fuel for their unfettered process. Recorded over two weeks in a free-flowing stream of improvisation, the album finds Lightman on synthesizer with Jarvis on drums and guitar, as their voices weave together into an electrified pastoral tapestry.

Beyond leaving the city behind to live alone in the woods, the album title Banned also highlights an element of risk. Like late ’60s counterculture musical Hair, the duo reject notions of repression with unspoken celebrations of naturalism, openness, and sexual liberation. These 15 songs offer an ephemeral intimacy and invitation to express free love that can only occur when artists welcome listeners into their private world.

“There are archetypes associated with love and togetherness,” says Lightman. “Then there’s a deeper way of being that sometimes isn’t documented. Our Ecstatic Band genuinely expresses that. It’s not only about a genre resonating and what came about musically – it’s about our love in collaboration with wind, trillium, plague days, moss and Precambrian rock.”

Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band
Track Listing

1. Olamim
2. Ancient Chain
3. Recurring Theme
4. Red Champa
5. Trillium
6. Nymphea
7. Bone of a Hound
8. Ein Sof
9. Lift My Heart
10. Elastic Band
11. Becoming
12. Mother’s Rope
13. Slick Oil
14. Stomach Pit
15. Tomb of the Patriarchs

Pre-order Banned by Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band HERE