Elvis Depressedly Announce New Album, Release New Single

Lo-fi enigma Elvis Depressedly will be releasing his first album in four years.

Elvis Depressedly Announce New Album, Release New Single

Following 2016’s idiosyncratic lo-fi Holo Pleasures / California Dreamin’, Elvis Depressedly have announced a new studio release, titled Depressedelica. The album will be unveiled October 4th via Run For Cover Records, and is sure to put listeners in a weird sort of trance. Today, Elvis offers fans a preview of this new journey with a twinkly, distorted track titled Jane, Don’t You Know Me?

You can stream the single below:

These sorts of mangled melodies are not new to Elvis Depressedly -- in fact, it’s pretty much what he’s known for. Holo Pleasures / California Dreamin’ resonated because of its staticky, distant sound that felt like listening to an indoor concert from down the street. 2015’s New Alhambra caught on due to its mystifying atmosphere that distinguished Elvis Depressedly from every other musician at the time. Now, he’s taking it a step further with Depressedelica, including a plethora of samples from video games and not shying from autotune.

“I might be known for making this kind of low-fi bedroom music,” said Mat Cothran, the musician behind Elvis Depressedly, who has also experimented with other projects, such as Coma Cinema and Matthew Lee Cothran, “but I really love electronic and experimental and psychedelic stuff, too. Music has always been the most powerful, beautiful thing in my life, and more than anything, I wanted this album to capture how much it means to me.”

“I wanted to experiment and try new things and do weird shit and fail,” he explained. “Everybody’s so scared to fail these days because everybody’s trying to keep up with everybody else on social media, but I just reached this point where I realized that none of it mattered. I’m not trying to pretend I’m too cool to care—I genuinely hope people love the music I’m making—but ultimately all that I wanted to do was make something that I loved, and there was real freedom in that.”

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