After some thought, though, I realized that maybe Elsinore's sound is a little too contrived. Currently in a time when the indie music is experimenting with new ethereal chillwave techniques and Sufjan Stevens, arguably the best contemporary folk musician at the present time, is getting away with making songs that involve glitch hop and scratchy noises, it might just be that Elsinore doesn't have its place quite yet. Perhaps they haven't been able to break free of the nerd-pop barrier like Ra Ra Riot was able to do. They do for sure sound, and look, nerdy. Just look at Elsinore's lead singer:
|Yarg! I'll fight you with my level 60 Mage and pwn you newbs.|
This isn't meant to bring Elsinore down or anything, I really really enjoy their music and I think they're very underrated. I just think they still may need to find their own niche in order to gain more recognition. Don't take my word for it, check out the songs "Lines" and "Yes Yes Yes" from Yes Yes Yes below to develop your own opinion. Enjoy!
You can download them here.