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.

87 ‘teacup gorilla’ episodes

2019

Last Bullet @ Seventh Circle Sessions

| music video

live-filmed music video

A Dark Plain @ Seventh Circle Sessions

| music video

live-filmed music video

2018

Teacup Gorilla @ Ross-Cherry Creek Library

| music | Denver, CO

Not the UMS @ Remixed Gifts

| music | Denver, CO

JANE/EYRE @ The Bakery

| theater

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.

2017

Teacup Gorilla @ 7th Circle Music Collective

| music | Denver, CO

Teacup Gorilla @ Syntax Physic Opera

| music | Denver, CO

Anti-UMS Fest @ 1010 Workshop

| music | Denver, CO

ACLU Benefit @ The Bakery

| music | Denver, CO

2016

Teacup Gorilla @ Syntax Physic Opera

| music | Denver, CO

Underground Music Showcase @ Illegal Pete’s

| music

Founded in 2001, The UMS is an annual three-day celebration of music featuring hundreds of bands across multiple venues.

MoonConf @ Galvanize Boulder

| music | Boulder, CO

Teacup Gorilla @ The Squire Lounge

| music | Denver, CO

Teacup Gorilla @ 7th Circle Music Collective

| music | Denver, CO

Teacup Gorilla @ 7th Circle Music Collective

| music | Denver, CO

2015

Species of the Stars @ The Bakery

| music video | Denver, CO

We’re excited to be part of the single release for Species of the Stars by our good friends Open to the Hound!

EP Release Party @ Hi Dive

| album | Denver, CO

Teacup Gorilla’s debut album

Departure Tour @ Tennyson’s Tap

| music | Denver, CO

Teacup Gorilla @ G***y House Cafe

| music | Denver, CO

Teacup Gorilla @ Merchant’s Mile High Saloon

| music | Denver, CO

2014

Teacup Gorilla @ Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

| music | Monument, CO

Teacup Gorilla @ Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

| music | Monument, CO

2013

Teacup Gorilla @ Herman’s Hideaway

| music | Denver, CO

2012

2010

Fundraiser @ The Packing House

| music | Denver, CO

Missa Populi

| script

A modern, theatrical interpretation of the Catholic Mass – created by Grapefruit Lab and Teacup Gorilla.

Missa Populi @ PackingHouse Center for the Arts

| theater

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.