Late last year it was announced that Elvis Depressedly, the much beloved lo-fi bedroom recording project of Mat Cothran and Delaney Mills were joining Run For Cover Recordsin anticipation of their upcoming full length, New Alhambra. Set for release in May, the band are sharing the album's second single, "Bruises (Amethyst)" via Stereogum together with an in depth interview about the recording process, their new label, and the future. Sharing their thoughts on the new single, Stereogum offered, "Encompassing every intricate instrumental element that makes New Alhambra so enchanting, the song’s lyrical edges are a bit scuffed, but it’s by-and-large an optimistic pop song".
Cothran expanded on New Alhambra in the interview:
"Sonically, the album’s songs gel a lot better than anything we’ve done. There are lots of transitions with little snippets of things that inspired us during the writing: things from my childhood, pro-wrestling clips, and televangelists. We wanted each “side” of the album to kind of be a different story; it’s not entirely conceptual, but there are themes and we wanted each song to be a different perspective."
Stream Elvis Depressedly's "Bruises (Amethyst)" single via Stereogum:
Elvis Depressedly are hitting the road this month for a quick set of dates with Alex G on their way down to SXSW. Complete dates can be found below.
03/12 - Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium *
03/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery *
03/14 - New Orleans, LA @ Satern Bar 5 *
03/15 - Houston, TX @ The Summit *
03/16 - McAllen, TX @ GALAX Z FAIR *
03/18 - Austin, TX @ House of Eden (KSPC Radio showcase) (1910 Rio Grande) - 5:45 PM
03/18 - Austin, TX @ Pearl St Cooperative (2000 Pearl St)
03/19 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Brooklyn Vegan showcase) (611 E 7th St) - 12:00 PM
03/19 - Austin, TX @ Converse Space (Converse showcase) (1101 E. 5th Street) - 4:00 PM
03/19 - Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn (Impose showcase) (1133 E 11th S) - 10:30 PM
03/20 - Austin, TX @ Hole in The Wall (Stereogum/EIS showcase) (2538 Guadalupe St) - 3:30 PM
03/21 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain (Run For Cover showcase) (617 E 7th St) - 12:00 AM
03/22 - Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest *
03/24 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox w/ Rozwell Kid *
* w/ Alex G