Elvis Depressedly, Teen Suicide, Nicole Dollanganger

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Tue., Aug. 23, 7 p.m. 2016
720 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (formerly the Analog Theater) Hosford-Abernethy (Portland)
$12 - $15
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Elvis Depressedly plays airy, chilled-out bedroom pop that covers its sadness and discomfort like a wool sweater. The Asheville, North Carolina, duo of Mat Cothran (guitar/vocals) and Delaney Mills (keyboards/synth/drums) is lo-fi by definition only. While the lo-fi signifier can be synonymous with warm power-pop and Ramones-inspired pop-punk, Elvis Depressedly falls at the opposite end of the spectrum. On their 2015 LP, New Alhambra, Cothran declares, “There is no such thing as rock ’n’ roll” over a somber acoustic guitar and drum machine beat that’s placed between frantic recordings of apocalyptic preachers. Each keyboard and synth line in an Elvis Depressedly song is packaged with the surprising sting of touching dry ice for the first time in middle-school science class. This year the band reissued their modern cult classic EP Holo Pleasures as a 12-inch on Boston label Run For Cover Records, adding their previously unreleased EP California Dreamin’ to the B-side. They’re touring with similarly referential and dour indie-pop act Teen Suicide. CAMERON CROWELL


720 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (formerly the Analog Theater)

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