Tune du Jour: Elvis Depressedly – “Rock N’ Roll”

Guilty as charged.

Once again it was the name that forced me to hit play. Nothing more. And what came out was this lo-fi meandering, murmuring melancholy track that’s not nearly as depressing as the Asheville, North Carolina-based band’s name would suggest. It’s not necessarily uplifting, either. Kinda murky. Or, as I try to recall what life was like a quarter of a century ago when I worked 9-5ish Monday through Friday, kinda like a Thursday.

The song only has eight lines of which my two favorite are:

jesus died on the cross
so i could quit my job

I like the sound. That said,  I don’t think I want to explore what it took for Mat Cothran, Delaney Mills and Michael Roberts to get where they are. Some things are better left in the past. But I do like where they’re headed.

From their first full length album “New Alhambra” now available on Run For Cover Records. Links: Bandcamp and Facebook.


Attention musicians, record label reps or fans: Got a suggestions for a Tune du Jour? I’d love to hear it.

Each weekday at noon Eastern Time Piran Café spotlights a new or recently released song from smaller or independent labels for our rapidly growing audience. Genre? Any. So long as it’s good. Suggestions are most welcome and encouraged – do get in touch. Please include press info about the song /album /artist, and links to video, audio or both. The more info, the merrier.

Catch up with last week’s picks here, and listen to the best of selections from June on this Soundcloud playlist.


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