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elvis depressedly Venture Further Into Unknown ‘Pleasures’ on New Double EP

'holo pleasures / california dreamin'' combines a six-song 2013 release with another half-dozen tracks of new material

In 2013, North Carolina DIY duo elvis depressedly released the six-song EP holo pleasures, a collection of exquisitely bruised pop recordings whose arresting combinations of intimacy and distance — both sonically and emotionally — felt like experiencing a confessional unplugged performance with a slightly obscured view and a buzzing radiator behind you. This week, Mat Cothran and Delaney Mills are reissuing the fan-favorite release on Run For Cover, with six new tracks on the flip side, for a combined LP entitled holo pleasures / california dreamin’.

The half-dozen new cuts that represent the B-side are similarly captivating ballads from another room, delivering lyrical crystals like “I was taking Xanax / Listening to Morphine” and “I don’t want to be myself around anybody else” over tipsy organs, backwards guitar solos, and tired-sounding tambourine. It’s a delicate, queasy, and occasionally vicious set — the spiritual approximation of the space in between the after party and the morning after — and it flows from the earlier EP like a drink refill.

It’s beautiful. Listen to both EPs here, and find the LP on Run for Cover this Friday, June 3rd. Check out new tour dates with Teen Suicide and Nicole Dollanganger below.

elvis depressedly tour dates (with Teen Suicide and Nicole Dollanganger):

August 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
August 4 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
August 5 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
August 6 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
August 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory – The Masquerade
August 9 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
August 10 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Gallery
August 12 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
August 13 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
August 14 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
August 16 – Phoenix AZ, @ Rebel Lounge
August 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
August 19 – San Diego, CA @ VooDoo Lounge
August 20 – Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
August 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
August 23 – Portland, OR @ Analog
August 24 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
August 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
August 27 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
August 28 – St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
August 30 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
August 31 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
September 1 – Cleveland @ Mahall’s
September 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
September 3 – Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom