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Ancient Elk was formed in 2013 by former member Anna Smith as a cover band to play Denver’s On The Cover concert series.
After learning how to play “ The Velvet Underground & Nico ” in its entirety, the other original members (Cody Coffey, Megan Crooks, Derrick Bozich & Isaac Schiff) began to imagine how, like Lou Reed & John Cale reconciled the folk music sounds of the early 60’s with some of the experimental & psychedelic rock music of the day, they could also build a set of original material that varied in genre, but remained consistent in its dedication to experiment & deliver rock & roll.
After about a year of formation & hiring of new bass player, Suzi Allegra, Ancient Elk recorded their first EP of original music at Dryer Plug Studios and released it in the summer of 2014.
In 2017 after much work & several changes in lineup (Trey Tafoya began drumming when Derick Bozich left on a great adventure with fellow Denver natives, Sound of Ceres /// Pablo Cruz took over on bass & is featured on the full length /// after Anna & Pablo left, Kyle McQueen R.I.P. ❤️ helped the band on bass to become the powerful four piece they are today /// & finally Ryan Schlictman, of Denver band Space Jail, is currently trucking on bass) Ancient Elk independently released their self-titled full length record with the help of Moon Magnet Collective.
The follow up to their first album, a concept EP detailing the legend of The Ancient Elk, will be released sometime in late 2018.

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