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“When you put out an album, make sure I get it.” – Jon Pareles of The New York Times
“I want you on my radio show.” – Mike Watt (“Pedro Show” & Firehose)
“Regular guys who really deserve attention.” – SPIN
“Fun and rocking and wacky, but also sad and deeply moving. Everyone should hear this music.” – Vinyl Perk
“It’d be easy to put John Elderkin in the realm of John Darnielle (of the Mountain Goats)...there’s a similarity in vocals and they both take on the literary approach to songwriting. But I find Elderkin much more endearing and playful.” – Austin Town Hall
“This is an under-the-radar wild ride that'll blow the mind of anyone that really sits down and listens to it. Rock hasn't seen this much focused but unbridled creativity in a long time. Hot stuff.” – Midwest Record
“John Elderkin and ¡Moonbeams No Mas! are storytellers and musicians of the first order.” – Vents
“Songwriting with a cracked wit and scruffy Westerbergian self-deprecation.” – The Spectator (NC)
An epic Tall Tale wrapped in the guise of a full-blown rock opera, The Fall and Rise of John Elderkin and ¡Moonbeams No Mas! opens optimistically, as teenagers John and Danielle fall in love at a used-record store. However, our heroes are sorely tested when their dive-bar band receives an otherworldly message from the Cosmos.
John and Danielle's wild adventure exposes the heavy price we pay when we go all in; it's an Everyperson’s story of hope, loss, and resilience... and a trip to the moon in a homemade rocket.