After many months of fancy footwork, crater spelunking, and conspiracy theory reveling we are ready to give you Emil & Friends' debut full-length album, Lo & Behold, out nationwide on October 11th, 2011. We would like to take this time to introduce to you Emil & Friends as you have never heard/seen/felt before: confetti album artwork, tracklisting, and 2 teaser videos shot on location in Bali.
Emil & Friends will be playing a residency at Piano's in NYC in September on the 1st, 8th, and 15th of the month. Support TBD.
So who is Emil & Friends? Both a man and a myth. A con-man and a connoisseur. A mixologist and a remixer. A rising star and a star stalker. Overall, and perhaps ironically so given Emil’s fabricated identity, what shines most brightly on Emil’s debut is his own personality. He approaches each song with a distinct persona, and when held as a collection of songs, in Emil we find a highly relatable and transparent voice–the product of a generation as fickle and fragmented as the album itself.
Somewhere at the confluence of Emil’s chief inspirations–Queen, French house music and Timbaland–blended together with his flair for musical theater, he arrives at Lo & Behold, an eccentric musical journey he self-classifies as weird Pop. Beginning to end, the album is deliciously fantastical and schizophrenic, from the loungy banger “C.U.P.I.D.” to the dreamy ballad “Prescriptions,” to the disco shaker “Raincheck.” Emil’s debut is an exotic palette of musical moods, with tracks that sizzle, others that stir, and others still that soothe.
Lo & Behold Tracklisting
Mask Like Face
Lo & Behold
Videos Directed by Michael Lawrence