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Released on LISTEN Records, 'Close' is EP number three for alt-rock two-piece Beloved Elk. It features the bands latest singles "Blood Moon", "Made Out of Glue" and "The Light of Dead Stars".

Adding to this are two solo pieces bookending the EP. 'Noah' is an instrumental by drummer Tina, while 'Ourselves' is a heartfelt work on acoustic guitar by Amy, showcasing what Beloved Elk are truly capable of.

Beloved Elk's sound can be described as hazy guitar and pummelling drums, with stirring lyrics and duelling melancholy vocals. This vibrant alt rock sound has been likened to Modest Mouse and Tegan and Sara with live dramatics influenced by Dresden Dolls.

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released February 25, 2016

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beloved elk Melbourne, Australia

2x human alternative band.
A GaRara and a boohoohoo...
Melbourne Australia

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Track Name: Made Out of Glue
so I got a hole eating me wide
I raised my voice until you cried
when will I be a better person
I don't know
sometimes I think I'm made out of stone

I promised if I hurt you I would go
you shout, scream back 'oh no no no no'
why do you want me with you?
sometimes I think you're made out of glue

I saw the look in your eyes
asked you 'whats the matter' (and I listened to the answer)
and oh how it moved my stone
sometimes I think I'm not alone...
Track Name: Blood Moon
What do you do
When you're not surprised
By the boy talk anymore?
I don't talk talk anymore
I don't talk talk anymore

Call from my boss
My day off
Is he gonna let me go?
I gotta work work; work it out
Be smart, be dumb, be cute, be quiet

I------- wanna howl--------
When you cry to your boys
How you love me, how you want me

Then show up at my show
Tell me not to scream.
You show up at my show
Say I'd look better if I didn't play guitar

I-------- wanna howl--------

So go - go to your boys,
"she doesn't love me, doesn't love me"

Sure, I got
A sore spot
For you
Just not
The spot you want

Met you at the student rally
Took you down St Jeromes alley
Gave to me a mix c.d
Said you weren't like any other

I------- wanna howl--------

When you cry to your boys
How you love me, how you want me
Then show up at my show
Tell me not to scream.
You show up at my show
Say I'd look better if I didn't play guitar

I-------- wanna howl--------

So go - go to your boys,
"she doesn't love me, doesn't love me"
Guess what?
I don't want you to be my dog
Guess what?
I don't want you to be my dog
Track Name: The Light of Dead Stars
Waking up
To a night sky of regrets;
Light of dead stars
I'm gonna rub it all out

We won't be young
For very long
So come on strong
So come on close, much closer now
I wanna be found out

Talk's underground
As the sun rises my doubt
Know we don't work
And sick of the work - what is it worth

We don't take much
To start this love
You turn my earth
So come back close, please come back close
I want to find out what its worth

...

I will not be scared, of the love we shared
Though we seem to know, someday it will end
I will not be scared, of the love we shared
Though we seem to know, someday it will end
This will be something we tell our children
If we make it all the way to them

This will be something we give to our kids
Words in the place, of our fathers debts
'Do not be afraid
of the life you made
Someday it will end.'
Track Name: Ourselves
What are you gonna do with that mindfulness
When it goes cheating on your own interests?
We saw the words on rerun, the neon wall
Saying "You are, you are, you are an individual"
Taught that in talk and argument, we must defend, we must protect
Ourselves

I have a father and a mother too
They went like moths attracted into the blue
No peace did I know in either of their souls
Grey winged angels, made for neither heaven nor hell
They went their ways and I went mine, and in time, I found we're still fighting
Ourselves

What if an individual couldn't solve it all?
What if an individual couldn't solve it all.
What if I needed someone to unplug the wall?
For the me, the my, the I - I have been blind before
And I'm aching to be, I'm aching to be
Blind no more.

I'm aching to be here no more
I'm aching to be here
no more
I'm aching
to be here no more
I'm aching to be
alone no more
I'm aching to be alone
no more
I'm aching to be
here no more.