– Elvis Depressedly-
(US/Run For Cover)
Elvis depressedly is the project of Mathew Lee Cothran and Delaney Mills. They live in the mountains of Western North Carolina and are inspired most by the misty smoke covered mountain that can be seen from the windows of their home, and their modest southern upbringings, steeped in superstition and old time religion. Years of self released bandcamp material eventually led to the companionship of the band with Run for Cover records, a record label in Boston, Massachussettes who helped release their first physical LP, “New Alhambra” which was met with positive reviews. In 2016 they re-released 2012 cult-favorite “Holo Pleasures” with it’s new BFF, a 6 song companion EP, “California Dreamin’”. Stylistically elvis depressedly could be described as pop realism, coy and unbothered, but with a nod to the impending darkness that awaits us all.
– TV Girl –
San Diego, California duo TV Girl make hypnotic pop that borrows from ’60s bubblegum and hip-hop-tinged beats with equal finesse. Trung Ngo and Brad Petering first drew attention in mid-2010, when their song “If You Want It” — which samples Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me” — earned acclaim from various music blogs. Rhino Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group, issued notices to sites such as YouTube and Pitchfork to remove the song due to copyright infringement. Unfazed, the band released its self-titled EP (which included “If You Want It”) later that year. Ngo and Petering had a busy 2011, issuing a digital split EP with the like-minded Dirty Gold, the single Girls Like Me on Small Plates Records, and the Benny and the Jetts EP that July via their Bandcamp page.
Presale: € 10
Venue: Kavka (Oudaan 14, 2000 Antwerp)