Dan Elkan

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Dan Elkan
Born (1978-09-07) September 7, 1978 (age 40)
Nevada City, California, United States
Genres Rock
Instruments '80s Squire Telecaster, '60s Hagstrom I
Associated acts Them Hills, Broken Bells, Hella, Team Sleep, Pocket for Corduroy, Zavalaz
Website www.themhills.com

Dan Elkan (born September 7, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and producer, who is best known as the singer and guitarist for the rock band Them Hills.[1] Elkan has performed live with Broken Bells,[1] Hella and Kim Deal and has appeared on recordings by Hella, Team Sleep, Norah Jones and Zach Hill.[2] Elkan produced Aaron Ross' 2007 album "Shapeshifter" and tracks for Golden Shoulders' "Get Reasonable" 2009. Elkan also co-produced Zach Hill & Holy Smokes' "Masculine Drugs" 2004 and Holy Smokes' "Talk to Your Kids about Gangs" 2006 as well as Alela Diane's 2009 album "To Be Still".

The Union (Western Nevada County, CA) in 2009 called him "instrumental in much of the music that has come out of Nevada County in the last 10 years".[3]


With Pocket For Corduroy
  • S/T EP (1998)
  • As Soon As Impossible (2001)
With Hella
  • Bitches Ain't Shit But Good People (2003)
With Golden Shoulders
  • Friendship Is Deep (2004)
  • Get Reasonable (2009)
With Zach Hill and Holy Smokes
  • Masculine Drugs (2004)
With Team Sleep
With Daisy Spot
  • Daisy Spot (album) (2005)
With Holy Smokes
  • Talk To Your Kids About Gangs (2006)
With Aaron Ross
  • Shapeshifter (2007)
With Them Hills
  • Greener Grassing (2007)
  • Process (2009)
With Zach Hill
With Alela Diane
With Norah Jones
With Zavalaz


  • Pocket For Corduroy (Vocals & Guitar, 2001)[3]
  • Hella (vocals, guitar, keyboard & sampler, 2005)
  • Them Hills (vocals & guitar, 2006-2011)
  • Broken Bells (vocals & guitar, 2010)
  • Zavalaz (guitar & vocals, 2013)


  1. ^ a b Locks, Jesse (August 1, 2011). "Chili Peppers perform in secret Nevada City concert". The Union (Western Nevada County, CA). [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Allmusic.com, Allmusic.com Credits.
  3. ^ a b Locks, Jesse (December 24, 2009). "Lemonade: Reflecting on the best music of the decade". The Union (W Nevada Co, CA).

External links

  • AllMusic

Boken Bells Best song:Ghost inside and After the Disco

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