w/ Erik Phillips (fka Cat Be Damned)
holo pleasures / california dreamin’ Out Now
on Run For Cover Records
photo credit: Wendy Stumman
“Mathew Lee Cothran and Delaney Mills turn floor-hugging moods into lavish pop miniatures”
“A collection of exquisitely bruised pop recordings” –SPIN
“Mat and Delaney, are unafraid to search for humor in that small-town death drive” –FADER
elvis depressedly is Mathew Cothran and Delaney Mills. Mathew and Delaney live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The band announced a west coast tour today with support from Erik Phillips (formerly known as Cat Be Damned). All tickets for dates are on sale now (tour dates below).
elvis depressedly most recently released the holo pleasures / california dreamin’ LP on Run For Cover Records last summer, which is both a re-issue of their 2013 holo pleasures EP and a new EP of unreleased material on the B-side, california dreamin’.
holo pleasures is a 12 minute cult favorite EP amongst the DIY scene and has spawned many bands from its sulky muddled influence. 2015’s New Alhambra displayed a fully texturized shift toward brightly melancholic noise-pop, inspired by Cotheran’s influences and unsung heroes such as The Waterboys, Prefab Sprout
and Emperor X. holo pleasures / california dreamin’ is available now via the Run For Cover webstore.
Richmond, Virginia artist Erik Phillips, who previously released music under the name Cat Be Damned, received praise for his 2016 tape Daydreams in a Roach Motel (Joy Void Recordings) from Stereogum, Fader, and impose among other outlets. Daydreams in a Roach Motel is available now via the Joy Void webstore.
3/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Junior High
3/17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
3/18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Starry Nites Festival
3/19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
3/20 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
3/22 – Portland, OR @ PSU Parkway North
3/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Ballroom
3/24 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
3/26 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival