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Elyse Weinberg

The HOLY GRAIL.That's how Andrew Rieger of Elf Power described the moment when he first listened to Elyse's long forgotten 1968 self-titled release.Back in the late 60's,the album received quite a bit of attention-so much so that Elyse appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show,in Newsweek and the L.A. Free Press,and at the Shaffer Music Festival in NYC.She continued to write and record for Asylum Records.Cut to 30 years later when Rieger fell so much in love with her debut album that he contacted Elyse(now going by the name Cori Bishop and living in Ashland OR.)

The rest is history-Rieger's label,Orange Twin,re'released the self-titled debut album,along with two other of her songs from that era,one of which,"Houses",features Neil Young wielding his distinctively ripping guitar sound.Since then,Elyse's story has become something of a rock legend-after the rerelease her album received a massive amount of positive feedback in the press,and she was mentioned in Magnet,Time Out NY,Aquarian Drunkard,Creative Loafing(amongst others).Perhaps the most flattering result was two extremely successful indie bands,Vetiver and Dinosaur Jr. decided to cover "Houses" in the aftermath of the release.

Now after playing extensively over the past few years,which included headlining at the Montreal Pop Festival in 2008,Elyse has recorded a new album for the first time since the late 60's- the aptly titled "IN MY OWN SWEET TIME".Elyse's voice is captivating-at once sweet and melodic,while also sounding edgy and ragged,brimming with a sense of hope and liberation.As Andrew Rieger said-It' scary and magical stuff,which is particularly captured in the album's first single "ANYBODY OUT THERE?"