The Elected, “Bury Me in My Rings”

The Elected

Bury Me in My Rings

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Release Date : May 17, 2011

Vagrant Records


Available via iTunes

and Amazon


After taking a five-year break from music, Blake Sennett, the dude from Rilo Kiley and the boy you loved to hate on that show from our formative years, Boy Meets World, Joseph “Joey the Rat” Epstein (and he played Ronnie Pinsky on Salute Your Shorts), is back with a new album from his solo project, The Elected.








Bury Me in My Rings, the third full-length release by The Elected, is a fun jaunt through mid-century West Coast rock. The pop album is layered with soulful harmonies, like on the late-‘70s-era Rolling Stones inspired “Babyface,” and relaxing trips to island escapes, with “Trip Round the World” that brings back the unique sound of the ukulele. Then there’s the David Bowie-esque “Go For The Throat,” which could totally become a personal anthem (and it’s already on repeat).

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With simple drums, a grooving bass, and catchy lyrics, Bury Me in My Rings is an uncomplicated, yet refined album that just makes you smile and bop your head. It’s a feel good listen for the summer—a great album for lounging by the pool, driving along the coast, or just chilling.

A side note: four out of the 12 songs are titled after their respective first lines; at least you’ll always know what song you are listening while shuffling through tracks on your iPod.


Album Preview : The Elected, “Bury Me In My Rings”

Photo By Lauren Dukoff

WOOT! Blake Sennett is out of retirement and on the road with The Elected, and their third album, Bury Me In My Rings, is out now. Sennett is probably most known for being the guitarist and co-songwriter of the indie band, Rilo Kiley, but trust us, this album is chock full of indie pop greatness and just may be your summer soundtrack. Feel free to download the songs “Babyface” and “Go for the Throat” below, and if you like what you hear you can purchase the album via iTunes for only $7.99. Check out the tour schedule to catch the band live. Oh, and be sure to check out our review next week!

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“Go For The Throat”

The Elected on Tour
6/13 @ Sail Inn – Phoenix, AZ
6/16 @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX
6/17 @ Emos – Austin, TX
6/18 @ Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
6/22 @ Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
6/23 @ Red Palace – Washington, DC
6/24 @ Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
6/26 @ Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
6/28 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
6/30 @ The Drake – Toronto, ONT
7/1 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
7/2 @ Schubas – Chicago, IL
7/3 @ Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
7/8 @ Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
7/10 @ Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
7/13 @ Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
7/17 @ Casbah – San Diego, CA