Elvis Perkins in Dearland

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Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Studio album by Elvis Perkins
Released March 10, 2009 (U.S.)
Recorded Jul 7, 2008-Jul 29, 2008
Genre Folk-rock
Label XL Recordings
Elvis Perkins chronology
Ash Wednesday
Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland is the second studio album by Elvis Perkins, and his first with backing band Elvis Perkins in Dearland, released on March 10, 2009, on XL Recordings.

Upon release, Perkins stated that he did not wish to record another album like its predecessor:

I'd no interest in making Ash Wednesday II. After the dust had settled I was weary, worn and confused about what had happened, especially that people thought it was so personal. I had a talk with myself as to how I might deal with things second time around. Part of this involved making a band record removed from self and giving three other dudes a say. It's a broader vision.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (8/10) link
NME (5/10) link
Paste (93/100) link
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10) link
Q 4/5 stars (May 2009, pg.117)
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
The Skinny 4/5 stars link
Spin 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Elvis Perkins

  1. "Shampoo"
  2. "Hey"
  3. "Hours Last Stand"
  4. "I Heard Your Voice in Dresden"
  5. "Send My Fond Regards to Lonelyville"
  6. "I'll Be Arriving"
  7. "Chains, Chains, Chains"
  8. "Doomsday"
  9. "123 Goodbye"
  10. "How's Forever Been Baby"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 Album Chart 163
U.S. Billboard Independent Album Chart 27
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Chart 8
France Album Chart 180


  1. ^ Q Magazine, May 2009, pg.117