Teacup Gorilla inhabits the venues of Denver, CO with dark indie-rock soundscapes and evocative poetry – often compared to early Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky, or the Velvet Underground.
We also enjoy collaborating across media with theaters, writers, dancers, and other artists.
- In the summer of 2015 we released our debut EP, The Holes They Leave, along with the multimedia novel Riding SideSaddle*.
- In 2015 and 2016, we collaborated with Buntport Theater to crerate ReTriplicate for the Clyfford Still Museum, and a fuull-length play – 10 Myths on the Proper Application of Beauty Products – which recieved a True West Award.
- In 2018, we collaboratted with Grapefruit Lab to create JANE/EYRE, a concert/theater adaptation of the classic.
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
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
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 is Daniel Eisenstat, Sondra Eby, Miriam Suzanne, and Josselyn Cool.