Watch List: Elvis Depressedly Delivers Stunning Lo-Fi Bedroom Rock
Elvis Depressedly is an indie lo-fi band consisting of founding member Mathew Cothran and Delaney Mills after 2013. The project has roots in Columbia, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. The band is a DIY project at heart--one undoubtedly gone very right--and they enlist the help of friends as musical collaborators on certain tracks to create complex albums that are both divergent and cohesive--not only in single records but throughout the band's entire discography.
In 2011's Goner, the band's (which was only Cothran at this point) debut, their hazy, bedroom rock roots are establish. The EP's biggest standout is "Mickey Yr a Fuck Up" which the band still regularly plays while touring. Mickey's Dead (2012) fits right into the niche lo-fi sound curated in the first EP. The best tracks on the album starts with "Warm Wolves (Milking Mary)," a musical bliss with smooth guitar and drum beats, synths and warped vocals. "Mickey's Dead" is also a standout featuring deeply emotive lyrics and a slow plucking acoustic melody with harmonica rifts. All were released on BD$M Recordings.
Holo Pleasures/California Dreamin' is the album that garnered the band more attention. They switched to Run for Cover records--a killer label which covers big name artists like Modern Baseball and Tigers Jaw as well as other great bands like Pity Sex and Title Fight. "Weird Honey," "Inside You," and "Pepsi/Coke Suicide" are all strong lo-fi tracks that are melodically sound, have perfectly reverberated vocals, and feature beautiful, clever songwriting. Finally, New Alhambra followed suit with a more polished sound that still stays connected to the band's dreamy bedroom rock roots.
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