Elephant Wrecking Ball, the instrumental, electronic-leaning power trio comprised of drummer Neal “Fro” Evans (Dopapod), trombonist Scott Flynn (Odesza), and bassist Dan Africano (Ghost Light), is gearing up to release a new studio album, JOY FRONT, due out next Friday, October 11th.

The forthcoming album marks Elephant Wrecking Ball’s fourth studio effort and their first since 2017’s Engage. As the band explains, JOY FRONT “successfully weaves adventurous musical explorations over beds of electronic-infused dub-like grooves, proving that the act of embracing a variety of styles can be channeled into an identity that is focused and pure despite its lack of a singular genre.”

“Do We Ah”, the lead single off of the new album featuring Snarky Puppy saxophonist Chris Bullock, embodies just that. As Scott Flynn tells Live For Live Music about EWB’s latest single,

I remember writing this song either on tour with Pretty Lights or shortly after. I wanted to write something with a simple, straight-ahead hip hop groove. The term ”Doweah” comes from joking around about all the fun and weird ways that people and horn players, myself included, can verbally articulate horn lines, like ”do be doo” or a recent favorite of mine, ”squee’.” For no particularly good reason, it felt like the perfect title for this song. Between when it was written and when we recorded it, I’d had the pleasure to spend some time playing with and getting to know and befriend Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy. I asked if he’d wanted to play on this song and he obliged and wrote some amazing flute and tenor parts that really took the song to another level. 

“Do We Ah” opens up with a wholesome yet simple backbeat before Flynn and Bullock join in with a twangy horn line, reminiscent of the sounds you’d hear walking past a hoppin’ New Orleans jazz club. The layering of saxophone and trombone adds a lush effect to the calming, feel-good tune, behind Evans and Africano’s infectious rhythmic groove. For those looking to kick back, relax, and quiet the mind, Elephant Wrecking Ball’s new “Do We Ah” single is sure to sweep you away into an ethereal space and time.

Today, Live For Live Music is pleased to premiere Elephant Wrecking Ball’s new single, “Do We Ah”, which you can enjoy and listen to below:

Elephant Wrecking Ball ft. Chris Bullock – “Do We Ah”

Elephant Wrecking Ball will hit the road throughout October and November in support of their new album. The band’s upcoming run of shows begins with a performance at Kearney, NE’s The Other Side on October 16th. From there, the tour will continue with shows at Davenport, IA’s River Music Experience (10/17);  Chicago, IL’s Bourbon on Division (10/18); Grand Rapids, MI’s Founders Brewing Co (10/20); Lakewood, OH’s Winchester Music Tavern (10/22); Columbus, OH’s Woodlands Tavern (10/24); Nashville, TN’s The Basement East (10/25); Asheville, NC’s One Stop (10/27); New Orleans, LA’s The Howlin’ Wolf (10/31 & 11/1); and more.

Fans can head here to pre-order Elephant Wrecking Ball’s forthcoming JOY FRONT album.

See below for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing links. For more information, head to Elephant Wrecking Ball’s website.

Elephant Wrecking Ball 2019 Tour Dates:

Wed, OCT 16

The Other Side

Kearney, NE

Kearney Tickets

Thu, OCT 17

River Music Experience

Davenport, IA

Davenport Tickets

Fri, OCT 18

Bourbon on Division

Chicago, IL

Chicago Tickets

Sat, OCT 19

Miramar Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Tickets

Sun, OCT 20

Founders Brewing Co

Grand Rapids, MI


Tue, OCT 22

The Winchester

Lakewood, OH

Lakewood Tickets

Wed, OCT 23

Club Cafe

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Tickets

Thu, OCT 24

Woodlands Tavern

Columbus, OH

Columbus Tickets

Fri, OCT 25

The Basement East

Nashville, TN

Nashville Tickets

Sun, OCT 27

One Stop

Asheville, NC

Asheville TIckets

Mon, OCT 28

Smith’s Olde Bar

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Tickets

Tue, OCT 29


Mobile, AL

Mobile Tickets

Wed, OCT 30

Martin’s Restaurant & Bar

Jackson, MS

Jackson Tickets

Thu, OCT 31

The Howlin’ Wolf

New Orleans, LA


Fri, NOV 1

The Howlin’ Wolf

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Tickets

Sat, NOV 2

Last Concert Cafe

Houston, TX

Houston Tickets

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