I’m a day late on this Elvis Depressedly track, but I’m such a fanboy of Matthew Cothran that I’d be remiss if I didn’t give this song some love. Of course, like many of Cothran’s collections it’s a short number, but one that gives you enough emotive pull to immerse yourself in his work. I love the bit of bounce that seems to come with the synth work that’s sitting behind his voice. I’m excited there’s new work, as this single comes with the announcement of the Holo Dreamin/California Pleasures LP, being released by Run for Cover Records on June 3rd. Still going to stand behind this as one of my favorite things.
Catching up on some pics I was gun shy to post given our instability last week (let me know if any of you see things loading weird or slowly).
Elvis Depressedly‘s solidly lo-fi delivery of well-crafted indie-pop songs charmed the ATH team. I missed them during SxSW, but The Mohawk and Transimssion remedied that for me with an indoor show. The show ended up selling out due to a highly popular double-headlining tour with Mitski and a great opener in Eskimeaux. I felt older than usual, lots of Xs on hands.
Read on for some pics and a few thoughts…
There’s a great deal of shows coming through town this week, and it just so happens that one of my favorite acts is on that list, Elvis Depressedly. I first caught on to the act via my love of Coma Cinema, which is Mat Cothran’s solo project. It’s all part of the lo-fi pop movement, though there are definitely some more abstract and strange movements going on within the project. They bring their new effort, New Alhambra, which has been well-received, especially by me! They’ll be joining friends Mitski on stage, along with highly-touted newcomers, Eskimeaux. Doors will open for this gig at 8 PM, and you can grab $12 tickets HERE.
I debated posting this tune, seeing as I’ve posted three other singles from Turn to Crime. But, that being said, this might be my favorite of all of them, which pretty much means we’re all going to enjoy jamming out to their LP, Actions. This here is the title track of said album, and it’s sort of like an upbeat version of Elvis Depressedly (which happens to be one of my favorite acts at the moment). There’s also sort of an 80s vibe, Phil Collins did the production or something. Please do yourself a favor and grab the record from Mugg & Bopp on April 28th.
With SXSW this year there was lots of hubbub about fewer bands and less corporate entities flooding the streets, but despite all that, I still managed to have myself a good old time. I’ve got some thoughts and awards to hand out, and these are strictly my experience, as we tried at ATH to split up and cover as much as we possibly could. You can read on, if you’ve got the time, to see what I had to say. Read more
A few years ago I got the Mat Cothran bug, consuming everything associated with the songwriter. It first came with his solo project, Coma Cinema (reaching our Top 3 albums of the year). In that mass consumption, I threw out some demos from his Elvis Depresedly project…it’s more of a full band affair; I raved about it after catching them open for Alex G this past summer. Now, the world is following suit, with tons of people flocking to hear the band’s new project. There’s a casual vibe to this tune, and it almost feels unfinished, but that’s what’s so intoxicating and intimate about anything Cothran pens. The group titled their album New Alhambra, and it’s out in May on RFC Records.
There’s just too many shows to really talk about any singular show above any other, so we’ll point you in the right direction (in our opinion) of where you’re likely to have the best time this weekend. There’s worthy shows Friday thru Sunday, so we’ll get right to it. Read more
Ever since I first encountered the work of Coma Cinema, I’ve become a bit of an obsessive about the music being created by Mat Cothran. His other project, Elvis Depressedly, has a brand new record coming out pretty soon, and this new jam is the perfect reason for you to follow both projects; it’s indicative of the incredibly intoxicating touches he’s put on the music world. Cothran’s voice in particularly draws me in on this new track, but it’s also the slightest arranged touches that really pull at your soul, be it the faint strings or the snapping of fingers. There will be a new record from the project titled New Alhambra coming out later this year.
Please pay attention to the punctuation here, I’m listening and enjoying Elvis Depressedly. Not, as it might be misconstrued listening to Elvis, Depressedly. The South Carolina group is another project from Mat Cothran, the man behind this year’s beautiful Coma Cinema release. This project is more of a full group, though the construction is still fairly minimal. Earlier this year the group put out Holo Pleasures 7″ EP, which is just now making it’s way into my hands. I’m pretty sure Cothran’s voice can do me no wrong at this point. You should rush out and donate to the cause, picking up the group’s EP…it’s currently at the name your own price special.
Download: Elvis Depressedly – Pepsi/Coke Suicide [MP3]