Canadian indie rockers The Elwins have released their new single “Hung Up”, from their upcoming LP, IV, out on October 23, 2020 via Antifragile Records. Self-produced by the band, with a diverse and detailed sound reflecting influences from 70s AM-radio pop to the mid-2000s alternative that the band was borne out of, the record is a prime showcase for the collective magic of these four talented songwriters. We had the chance to catch up with The Elwins as well:

Talk about this new single compared to past Elwins Releases?

  • I would say our compared to our last couple of albums this one is less “poppy”. In Hung Up & the album in general I hear a lot of our different musical personalities come through which maybe weren’t as present in some of our past releases.

What are some of the bands influences that sound wise over the past few years.

  • So many and I think you would get a lot of different answers from each of us. We all love The Strokes, Beach Boys & Beatles. Some newer bands off the top of my head I really like Alvvays, Natalie Prass, KNOWER. Also someone whose comedy we’ve loved for a long time Tim Heidecker just put out an incredible album called Fear Of Death

What has Covid-19 been like for The Elwins? Productive? Difficult?

  • Definitely has had some highs and lows. We have already started writing our next album which has been fun but it has also been hard for all of us in different ways. I feel fortunate to be safe and healthy but it is hard to see so many people hurting out there. 

Check out “Hung Up” below.