Over the summer, when FADER spoke with Elvis Depressedly for a GEN F profile in our annual Summer Music issue, the band was waist-deep in recording their new full-length, using the spare room of their South Carolina home as a studio. The only preview of the record publicly released at the time—the soft-focused, heartbreakingly optimistic "No More Sad Songs (n.m.s.s)"—is still, as of today, the only track from the album that they've officially released. Back then, we thought that the full-length would drop sometimes this year on Orchid Tapes, but it turns out the band recently signed to Run For Cover Records, a Boston-based indie label that will release New Alhambra in the spring of 2015.
Today, Elvis Depressedly has shared the official video for "No More Sad Songs," which was directed by band member Delaney Mills and uses footage shot along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, mixed up with some shots of the professional wrestling arena in Philadelphia from which the album, New Alhambra, gets its name. "We shot the video one afternoon while we were trapped on the parkway in the midst of a thick, beautiful fog that rolled in suddenly," Matthew Cothran tells FADER over email. "I spent most of my childhood playing on the rocks in the rivers near my house, and the day it self was reminiscent of that. The video, like the song, is about escaping the burdens of sadness by returning to a childlike state of inner peace and belief in magic." The band is hitting the road with Told Slant next month; check out those dates below.
Dec 2- Washington, DC @ DC9
Dec 3- Asbury Park, NJ @Asbury Lanes
Dec 4- Philadelphia, PA, @ Golden Tea House
Dec 5 - New York, NY @ Shea Stadium
Dec 6 - Copiague, NY @ The Woodshop
Dec 7- New Haven, CT @ UANC
Dec 9 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Dec 10 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
Dec 11 - St. Catharines @ Mansion House
Dec 12 - Toronto, ON @ The Cave
Dec 13 - Grand Rapid, MI @ Bikeshop
Dec 14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Dec 16- Cleveland @ Mahall's
Dec 17- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project