Elvis Depressedly: Concert Review

I saw Elvis Depressedly tonight with Teen Suicide at the Swedish American Hall in the Castro. Here is my review.

I really love Elvis Depressedly. They’re¬†just so cool. And it’s the perfect mellow music. It’s sad when you’re sad, but it’s also relaxing and has cute lyrics that make you smile. I started listening to them Sophomore year and saw them at Bottom of the Hill a little over a year ago. I think I discovered them through Run for Cover Records.

Tonight they played with Teen Suicide, a band I listened to a bit last year but don’t love nearly as much as Elvis. Elvis¬†played a pretty short set but sounded SO good. Significantly better than they sounded at Bottom of the Hill (the sound was just a bit funky for that show, but they did play a few of my favorites). Their music goes a lot harder live (because he yells and they play the shit out of their instruments). I love this about them. Highlights: No More Sad Songs, off their newer album New Alhambra, was beautiful. Weird Honey was so fun (lots of yelling “if there’s a cold spot in hell, I hope you get it”). Inside You, of course.

Wouldn’t have minded hearing more off New Alhambra! I think it’s an excellent album. I have the vinyl too so I listen to it a lot. Wouldn’t have minded if they’d skipped the covers or if they’d gone with a crowd pleaser i.e. Weezer or Green Day.

I had fun with Alex though and enjoyed the show. Such wonderful, beautiful people. Music is magic, guys. Also the n.m.s.s. video attached below is such low production value and made me laugh really hard. Lovely song though! Sounded awesome live.

Some Quick Thoughts

I’m pretty sure I feel music way too hard. There’s no way anyone gets as filled with tears and smiles as I do when just thinking about a song. I just thought about my love for “I’m Looking Through You” and got all teary just sitting at my desk. What the hell! I’ve been learning guitar this summer which is wonderful, but to some extent I feel like I’m cool with just being an excellent listener. Is that dumb?

Anyways, listen to this: