10T Records is excited to announce the pending select market release of the new full length CD by ELF PROJECT, entitled “The Great Divide,” on June 11, 2012, with an official street date of July 17, 2012.
Hailing from the greater New York area, the Elf Project sound has really been enhanced and refined on “The Great Divide.” While still working from a foundation of 70′s era progressive rock, the band has infused a strong dose of classic power trio hard rock into the sound. Carl Schultz (lead vocals, bass, keyboards), Mike Cappadozy (guitars), and Dave Wayne (drums) successfully merge their influences into an infectious and decidedly driving sonic assault that never sacrifices melody.
Many have cited a clear RUSH influence in the band’s music and fans of that classic Canadian outfit are sure to find much to their liking on “The Great Divide.” Layers of melodic vocal harmonies sit atop a solid foundation of propulsive rhythms while tight, chunky guitar riffs and lush keyboard washes percolate throughout the mix. The music is full of unexpected twists and turns, from bright, hook-laden vocal-oriented pop stylings to complex proggy instrumentals.
“I was really pleased to hear the growth that Elf Project bring to this release,” says 10T president, Steve Carroll. “”Where the band’s previous CD was more of a studio project for Carl with guest musicians, this one is very much a whole band effort and it shows right from the start. The musicianship is super tight and energetic, with stellar, crisp production throughout.”