If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and listen to Elvis Depressedly, stat.
I recently had the pleasure of catching the lo-fi band open for The Front Bottoms on the Back On Tour tour this past fall, and I was immediately intrigued. Frontman Mat Cothran (of Coma Cinema) formed Elvis Depressedly in 2011 and has since released seven albums, including two with his fiancé Delaney Mills.
The pair’s latest project New Alhambra received praise from critics following its 2015 release, with Pitchfork calling it “a utopian sort of indie-pop, and ecstatic evocation of the second coming, professional wrestling, and radical positivity.” My personal favorite off of the album is “Rock n’ Roll,” a simple, melancholy tune perfect for the drive home after a long day.
If you’re looking for some chill music to vibe to, Elvis Depressedly is there for you.