From the shimmering summer-goth love note 'weird honey' in which Cothran is all about "getting off on death" to the string-soaked closer 'thinning out', Holo Pleasures has vibes for days, but each track is a moment of pop brilliance as well as being chill as hell. It definitely has elements of that age-old "comfort in being sad" mantra that has driven singer-songwriters for generations, but there's also a total absence of embellishment. Even in the way it was recorded, Holo Pleasures feels as natural as music can be in every way possible – sincerely emotional without the need to be painfully wrung out. As the name suggests, Elvis Depressedly is gloomy and seductive in equal measure, but Holo Pleasures makes for comforting company whether you're sad or not.
Digital Download: elvisdepressedly.bandcamp.com/album/holo-pleasures
released 16 April 2013