Hawk and Dove
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Hawk and Dove

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
Band Alternative Americana


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"EP Review"

Rocking Chair is an intellectual EP with a surreal, psychedelic bent that will reward careful listeners. They're a band that is likely to develop a fiercely loyal core following - Wildy's World

"EP Review #2"

"Miller’s emotional lyrics and often-whispered vocals run counterpoint to Kleber’s in-your-face guitar work. Hawk and Dove bring something new and fresh to the table"
- Scott Homewood, The Rock and Roll Report

"EP Review #3"

"Elijah Miller has a voice that’s somewhere between Jeff Tweedy and Bon Iver, and in my book that’s a very good thing. When he sings the slow folksy Stain and Boy On The Moon, you hear what perfection sounds like."
- Mossip


Rocking Chair EP, November 2008



Like Abel whispering lullabies to Cain, the psychedelic country sound of Hawk and Dove is tenderness before the fury. After discovering his voice as a songwriter, Elijah Miller left his life as a Union Organizer and called upon guitarist John Kleber to help craft his sound. The two soon met Stephanie Sanders, an accomplished pianist who had recently thrown her jazz degree in the East River and picked up a bass guitar. With the recent addition of multi-instumentalist and vocalist Eleanor Whitmore and the lovely violin of Rachel Lyon, Sanders’ melodic lines navigate the tempest of Kleber’s guitar; together bearing Miller’s lyrics into an unquiet sea. In late November of 2008, Hawk and Dove forged an anchor with veteran New York drummer and session musician Dave Butler. Together with Sanders, Butler judges when to allow the music of Hawk and Dove to whisper, scream, melt through the cracks or explode into the sky.

From The Mercury Lounge and the Living Room in Manhattan, to The Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn, Hawk and Dove continue to play regularly in New York City’s most distinguished venues. They have headlined several benefit concerts including 2008’s Groinstrong-a-Thong for Skin Cancer awareness, and the 2009 Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. Hawk and Dove recently appeared in a television pilot written and produced by the Upright Citizen’s Brigade sketch group Side Car, which premiered the summer of 2009 at the New York Television festival. At the end of 2009 Hawk and Dove were nominated by Deli Magazine for The Best Emerging Band of 2009.

Hawk and Dove’s three song EP, Rocking Chair, was recorded in the winter of 2008 at Tin Can Labs in Brooklyn. Hawk and Dove are currently looking for someone who wants to pay for their first record to be produced. In the meantime they are working on a rock opera.