The Catalyst

Elvis Depressedly

Live in The Atrium

Elvis Depressedly

Erik Phillips (fka cat be damned), Practicing Sincerity

Sun, March 19, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$13 in advance / $16 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

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.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/