Let’s Fly a Kite is available in stores now. On the record, Eleni explores the joys and trials of being a mother to young twins with the help of Nick Lowe’s crack backing band and producer Neil Brockbank. This will be her second album released on Yep Roc, the album sees a standard-bearer of the L.A. singer-songwriter scene offer a window into her new parental role through characteristically wry lyrics, noirish vocals and sunny and orchestral-pop arrangements.
If you need to sample the album, head over to the folks at KCRW. They’ve been fans of Eleni Mandell since here 1998 debut Wishbone and are featuring an exclusive stream of the radio show HERE. You can also purchase Let’s Fly a Kite from Yep Roc Records, Amazon and iTunes.
Watch the official music video for “Magic Summertime” from the new album I Can See the Future
IFC.com premiered the official video for “Magic Summertime” this week, from the upcoming album I Can See the Future.
From the article:
“The idea came to me while listening to the final mix of the song,” Mandell said, whereupon she imagined having her ex-boyfriend Charlie Wadhams play her leading man in a video where they did a lot of dancing together. Then she brought in her friend Jeff Martin (who’s in the band Idaho) to direct and his ex to play the choreographer. “It was a real love fest!” Mandell noted. “Nanci did a great job of choreographing two non-dancers (though Charlie and I both love to dance) and was such a good sport to agree to be in the video at the last minute and play the home wrecker.”
Watch the video now in the player below. I Can See the Future, is set for release July 10 on and is AVAILABLE NOW for pre-order at the Yep Roc Store.