Teacup Gorilla

dark indie-rock soundscapes with evocative poetry @ the interwebz

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.

The Holes They Leave EP

We also enjoy collaborating across media with theaters, writers, dancers, and other artists.

A Dark Plain at Seventh Circle Session

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

Just Like That official music video

Teacup Gorilla is Daniel Eisenstat, Sondra Eby, Miriam Suzanne, and Josselyn Cool.

teacup gorilla’ orgs

Teacup Gorilla

dark indie-rock soundscapes with evocative poetry

23 ‘teacup gorilla’ episodes


Last Bullet @ Seventh Circle Sessions [video]

live-filmed music video

A Dark Plain @ Seventh Circle Sessions [video]

live-filmed music video


JANE/EYRE @ The Bakery

We are not here to flatter egotism, or prop up humbug; we are merely telling the [queer] story. We value what is good in the book; but we believe in the existence of other, and more vivid kinds of goodness.







Missa Populi @ PackingHouse Center for the Arts

Combining the sacrifice, transcendence, blood, and circumstance of the Catholic Mass with history, live music, science, dance, literature, and pop culture to find a wholly modern communion experience. What we have left is our selves, broken and battered, but surviving together.