Teacup Gorilla inhabits the venues of Denver, CO with dark indie-rock soundscapes and evocative poetry – sometimes complex, dissonant, or introspective, but always pushing towards moments of unexpected harmony and celebration.
Reminiscent of late ‘90s punk with elements of spoken word combed through, Teacup Gorilla never fails to put the moodiness to their heavy indie-rock.
—Kori Hazel and Alex Kramer, 303 Magazine: 14 Colorado LGBTQ Musicians You Should Know
Teacup Gorilla’s amiable creative approach, unorthodox roots, and sense of community have resulted in a sound that is difficult to pin down – part instrumental rock, part glam, part psychedelic, part jazz-inflected. And it sounds like nothing much else in this highly imitative era.
—Tom Murphy, The Westword
I was just digging everything, and didn’t want the night to be over.
—Sam O’Daniel, Your Older Brother
Expect performances that blend mediums, styles and disciplines.
—Luke Leavitt, The Westword
One of the most ambitious projects that has come across our desk recently.
—Tim Wenger, Colorado Music Buzz
Teacup Gorilla – often compared to early Modest Mouse, Low, or Velvet Underground – formed to create and underscore the Missa Populi theater production in 2010, and released a debut EP – (The Holes They Leave) – in the summer of 2015, along with the multimedia novel Riding SideSaddle*. They are currently working on a second EP based on the novel.
In addition to playing festivals and venues in Denver and across the Midwest, Teacup Gorilla enjoys collaborating across media with performers, writers, dancers, and visual artists including:
- The Clyfford Still Museum
- Buntport Theater (winning a True West Award in 2016 for 10 Myths…)
- Grapefruit Lab, formerly Vicious Trap (creating Missa Populi and JANE/EYRE)
- Hoarded Stuff
- Screw Tooth
- Lost Walks (Wolf, Woman, Man)
Teacup Gorilla is Daniel Eisenstat (founder of The Bakery), Sondra Eby, Miriam Suzanne, and Josselyn Cool.
Former members include Jen Korte and Daniel Rule.