Stream: Elvis Depressedly - Hotter Sadness (2012)
Fresh off the heels of his rather excellent album Mickey’s Dead, Coma Cinema frontman Mat Cothran (aka Elvis Depressedly) just dropped his second album of 2012. The record is called Hotter Sadness, and it features a mix of acoustic/electronic instrumentation and miserable, hopeless lyrics that should be familiar to any fan of either of his projects.
After the relativel clear-sounding Mickey’s Dead, Hotter Sadness sounds considerably more lo-fi, which Cothran attributes to a loss of his recording material. In an album stream post via Portals, Cothran issued the following statement:
“I’ve spent the last year surviving, going from one bad home life to another, arriving every time exhausted, hiding from disaster only to invite it inside once I get too comfortable.
Maybe that’s why all my recording gear is fucked? All this aimless, alcoholic free-wheelin’ psychic slavery. All this petty judgement day dreamin’ away a life sentence.
I was born on May 22, 1988. The album cover is me, on that date.
I know this album doesn’t sound the way a lot of people might want it to. I did my best to work through the limitations because I have to write songs, I don’t know what else there is.
The world is a bleak and beautiful being. It knows you, and knows what you need, all you have to do is ask.”