Casey’s DJ pick this week is “See Monkey” by Elvis Perkins. The song is off of Perkins’ album, Creation Myths, released earlier this month. Creation Myths comes as the first album Perkins has released since the soundtrack to the 2017’s The Blackcoat’s Daughter, a film directed by his brother, Osgood.
Perkins worked on Creation Myths with producer Sam Cohen. The pair have worked together in the past on his previous albums. Together they recorded and produced a handful of songs that Perkins has been sitting on for a while, “I’ve carried them with me since their genesis, and I’ve always suspected that they would be documented at some point, but you never know when you’re gonna have that window, when it will finally feel like the right time.”
On “See Monkey” Elvis Perkins says, “’See Monkey’ is an ‘everything’s gonna be alright’ sort of song, a ‘we’re all only returning to the source’ sort of song, from the monkey that is me to the monkey that is you.” The track has dream-like instrumentals with a facilitating drum beat and chorus of horns. Combined with Perkins’ haunting vocals and the sharp lyrics, the song is next level.
Be sure to tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “See Monkey” by Elvis Perkins, featured as Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week. And we want to hear your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and give us your take on the track.