Single: Habits
Released June 28, 2019

Label: Rue Defense
Genre: Indie Rock
Influences: St. Vincent, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Courtney Barnett, Spoon
Location: Portland, OR



(Single-Released Jun. 28, 2019)

It Feels the Same Everytime

(EP-Released Nov. 9, 2018)

Press Contact: Graham Bell

Booking Agent: Elly Swope


NPR Music (Single Feature)
OPB (Radio Mix)
Radio Kingston/I Want What She Has (Radio Interview)
Portland Mercury (Review)

The Deli Portland (Review)

Various Small Flames (Single Review/Playlist)
Barry Gruff (Single Review)

(Photo Credit: Jeremiah Larsen)

“...lyrically introspective and an outright fun listen.” - Kelsey Greco, opbmusic

“Swope’s earnestness will demand your undivided attention.” - Ryan Prado, Portland Mercury

Recent Shows:
Sept. 19, 2018 - Barboza, Seattle
Nov. 11, 2018 - EP Release Show, Turn Turn Turn, Portland
Jan. 16, 2019 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
Feb. 26, 2019 - The Fixin’ To w/ EMA, Portland 
May 8, 2019 - The Liquor Store w/ Luke Sweeney, Portland
May 10, 2019 - The Space w/ Luke Sweeney, Salem
June 29, 2019 - Single Release Show, The Fixin’ To, Portland


Elly Swope is a recording engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and Portland mainstay, supporting bands like Deathlist, Sunbathe, and Roseblood, among others. Swope’s debut EP, It Feels the Same Everytime, released last year on Brooklyn-based label Rue Defense, garnered acclaim from local and national publications, received airplay on Portland-based stations, including XRAY, Freeform, and OPB, and was featured on the 2019 PDX Pop Now! compilation.

Swope’s newest single, Habits, tackles the intricacies of codependency through a low-key guitar riff that supports Swope’s lilting, fractured vocals. A driving synthesizer line cuts through the mix and introduces an atmosphere that is at once sly and confident while still retaining an air of introspection based on lived events. Habits was written and recorded by Swope with Ayal Alves (Saroon, Siren and the Sea, Kelli Schafer) on synthesizer, and mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Audio