Elvis Depressedly @ Chop Suey

The Crocodile Presents:

Elvis Depressedly @ Chop Suey

Erik Phillips (fka cat be damned), Foie Gras

Fri, March 24, 2017

8:00 pm

Chop Suey

Seattle, WA

$13 Adv.

This event is all ages

Elvis Depressedly
Elvis Depressedly
Weaving melodic but downbeat soundscapes with guitars and keyboards accompanied by manipulated sounds and found audio fragments, Elvis Depressedly was formed in Columbia, South Carolina in 2011 by Mat Cothran, who had previously performed and recorded under the banner Coma Cinema.
The debut Elvis Depressedly release was a lo-fi digital EP, Save the Planet Kill Yourself, which appeared in August 2011 and featured Cothran handling most of the instruments himself. A fistful of Elvis Depressedly releases appeared over the next year, including several singles and EPs Cothran released digitally as well as two cassette albums from Orchid Tapes, Mickey's Dead (July 2012) and Hotter Sadness (October 2012). In time, Elvis Depressedly evolved into a full band with the addition of multi-instrumentalists Mike Roberts (aka Dr. Vink) and Delaney Mills (who was also Cothran's significant other). The year 2013 brought Holo Pleasures, a six-song EP that boosted the group's profile and helped bring the band to the attention of Run for Cover Records. Run for Cover struck a deal with Elvis Depressedly (now based in Asheville, North Carolina) to release the album New Alhambra, which appeared in May 2015. Group founder Cothran also records solo material as Mathew Lee Cothran, and also has an additional side project, Gremlins. ~ Mark Deming
Erik Phillips (fka cat be damned)
Erik Phillips (fka cat be damned)
Erik Phillips, formerly known as Cat Be Damned, has been making short homemade pop songs about walking, praying, and the internet since the self-released cassette All His Empty Show in 2015. Since then, Erik has spent time alone in various bedrooms, kitchens, and cars writing and recording a handful of EPs. The last collection of Cat Be Damned songs, called Daydreams in a Roach Motel, was released by Joy Void Recordings in May 2016 and expanded on the project’s characteristic organ-centric pop methodology by using everything from guitars and programmed electronic drums to cell phone recordings and disguised samples of industrial air conditioners.
Foie Gras
Foie Gras
"Foie Gras is a Bay Area solo dronescapist, while some in her generation are screaming in bikinis that you only live once, her response has been to say “Remember that you too must die.” Listening to Foie Gras is like giving yourself permission to indulge in something that is at once illicit, sacred, sacrilegious and startlingly rich.

Foie Gras is unabashedly loud and mystic, gentle and soft. Guitar driven, she lives at the intersections of secure drone and reimagined Americana, as if Brian Eno and Patsy Cline have committed themselves to an endless and passionate love affair. Wake up, this is where your daughters have wandered off to.

Foie Gras’ droning chilling songs remind us there is nothing wrong with beauty, nothing wrong with imagining your own death. Her powerful folk songs speak about a young woman’s calm acceptance of a fleeting life."
Venue Information:
Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://www.chopsuey.com/