The unfastened collective of lo-fi
bands generally known as the Elephant 6 Recording Firm rose to prominence within the mid-
and late Nineteen Nineties, enormously shaping the sound and method of indie rock to return
alongside the best way. On January 8, The Elephant 6 Recording Co., a brand new documentary
on this Southern-born underground scene, will likely be proven at Upstate Movies.
Originating in Ruston, Louisiana,
within the late Eighties, the Elephant 6 Recording Firm milieu unfold to Athens, Georgia,
and Denver, Colorado, and included such influential acts as Impartial Milk Lodge, the
Apples in Stereo, Oliva Tremor Management, Of Montreal, Elf Energy, and others. The
Elephant 6 bands shared members in addition to a fascination with DIY recording and
the clever Nineteen Sixties psychedelic pop of the Beatles, the Kinks, the Seashore Boys, and
the Zombies. Among the many most distinguished and prolific Elephant 6 musicians are cofounders
Jeff Mangum, Invoice Doss, Robert Schneider, and Will Cullen Hart. Within the
Aeroplane Over the Sea, the 1998 sophomore launch by Impartial Milk Lodge,
is considered a landmark recording and one of many high albums of the last decade.
The Elephant 6 Recording Co. will display at Upstate Movies in Rhinebeck on
January 8 at 7pm. A Q&A with director Daniel Efram (Name It Democracy)
and Ben Crum of the band Nice Lakes will observe the movie.