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  • MagRamA_Cover_web Pre-Order Don DiLego’s “Magnificent Ram A” now (6/23/2016) - Magnificent Ram A, the new album out July 15 by Don DiLego, is available, now via these handy underlined words: Vinyl – Velvet Elk Records Digital – One Little Indian Pre-Order now before the July 15th release date .
  • tumblr_o6z8ud9UKx1qzd7q6o1_540 Jesse Malin / Don DiLego / Diane Gentile – July UK Tour (5/15/2016) - Jesse Malin will be heading back to the UK for one more run in support of “The Outsiders” album, this time taking some requests from fans. Don DiLego returns as his album “Magnificent Ram A” will be released on July 15th, and will be commemorated by a show at the Borderline in London. And in support of her amazing single “Motorcycle“, Diane Gentile will open. Limited tickets available, so get early. More.   July 11th – Liverpool Arts club – July 12th – Oran Mor – Glasgow, UK – July 13 – Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK –  July 14th – Waterfront Theater – Norwich, UK – July 15th – Borderline – London, UK-
  • Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 4.58.31 PM Don DiLego’s new video debuts on Huffington Post today (5/6/2016) - Check out “The Pharmacist in the Aquarium” Video. From the article: “‘The Pharmacist in the Aquarium’ was actually one of the first songs I wrote for my record, Magnificent Ram A. I know, I know, a bunch of non-sense words! Not really, they do actually have meaning to me. ‘Pharmacist…’ holds a special place in my heart, even though it technically ended up a bonus track on the album. I was SO committed to 10 songs that I had to make some brutal decisions as to what the “album” would actually be. And in the end, I felt like ‘Pharmacist…’ kind of stood on it’s own…was kind of making it’s own statement. I knew right away that if I ever did a video for this odd track, it had to be animated. Actually, that’s a slight perversion of the truth. I think I want ALL my videos to be animated so maybe that wasn’t much of a stretch. But Seth King of EditHead took it and created this beautiful, stilted, Monty-Python-esque trip fest of a video about this aquarium-trapped fish who seeks drugs to help him deal with his captivity and dreams of getting out of the backness of his murky sea. Honestly, I’m a pretty happy fellow!
  • diane ilaria Diane Gentile in Downtown Magazine (5/6/2016) - BOWERY ELECTRIC’S DIANE GENTILE TO PLAY BERLIN ON MAY 18 AND JUNE 23, CHATS ABOUT HER NEW MUSIC AND MORE Great article on Diane Gentile this month!  
  • LittleStevenPromo_Diane Diane & The Gentle Men on Little Steven’s Underground Garage (4/10/2016) - We are so stoked to announce that the new single from Diane & The Gentle Men will be featured on Little Steve’s Underground Garage on XM/Sirius starting TODAY. “Motorcycle” will be the “Coolest Song in the World” this week, and will continue a run of airplay on stations across the country (and beyond) for a month. You can pre-order a copy of the single Motorcycle Pre-Order, and the song will be made available on April 15th. The 7″ vinyl looks magnificent! Congrats to Diane Gentile for a great song that the East Village basement dwellers got their hands on.
  • Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 4.25.05 PM Don DiLego – New Lyric Video – “Drive Like Pirates” (3/28/2016) - Pirates and zombies and ninjas and more. Drive Like Pirates Lyric Video.
  • Drive Like Pirates_10_ Web Pre-Order Don DiLego’s “Drive Like Pirates” Single EP / Vinyl (3/6/2016) - Don DiLego‘s new single, “Drive Like Pirates” from the upcoming “Magnificent Ram A” is available for pre-order now from One Little Indian / Velvet Elk Records. The single will be released March 25th. Limited edition 10″ vinyl EP’s are available from the Velvet Elk Records store. Vinyl: Digital:
  • Drive Like Pirates_10_ Web One Little Indian debuts Don DiLego’s new single in UK (2/15/2016) - “Drive Like Pirates“, the first single from Don DiLego‘s upcoming Magnificent Ram A album, makes it’s UK debut today officially. BBC 6 has already said that it “could well be your new favourtire song of the week.” We’ll take that! Officially out on Velvet Elk and One Little Indian on March 25. US dates to come soon. Don and Jesse Malin will be on tour from Feb 18 – Mar 14 all over Europe. Tour Dates here.
  • Outsiders cover Jesse Malin / Don DiLego Europe Tour Feb/Mar 2016 (1/29/2016) - Off the heels of the recent Jesse Malin album “Outsiders“, Jesse will be heading out on a month long headlining tour of Europe starting Feb 17 and going though March 13th. Don DiLego, whose album “Magnificent Ram A” will be coming out this spring on Velvet Elk/OneLittle Indian, will be on support with his band, The Touristas. This, obviously, will be an epic tour. Duh! Get your tickets now: (Trapper Schoepp will be opening) Click here for full dates.
  • ElkXmas Happy Holidays – A Velvet Elk Flashback… (12/25/2015) - A Velvet Elk Holiday Message: On this decidedly snowless Christmas, we’d like to share this throwback poster from our 1985 Christmas Variety Hour Special on NBC. Apparently, unbeknownst to the Velvet Elk Brass, NBC had not actually aired the special live as we had thought. In hindsight, this was probably a good thing, as our CEO Tom Baker, was doing shots of egg nog all morning and had made the ill-fated decision to strip naked during Jeff Tweedy’s acoustic rendition of “It Came Upon a Midnight Star”. In a brilliant stroke of face-saving, Jesse Malin also stripped down to join the streaking CEO, leaving Don DiLego and NBC’s Frosty the Snowman to do the dramatic Nativity Scene re-enactment, with the then passed out Tom Baker as baby Jesus. Fortunately, all that remains of the legendary show is this promotional poster, as NBC had informed us later of an “editing room fire” that apparently destroyed the video tape. From all of us at Velvet Elk Records, we wish you a streak-free, and very Happy Holidays!!! – Tom, Jesse, & Don

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