It’s always nice (and pretty surreal) when a band gets in touch with us about coverage after we were fans of them before the blog even started. Such is the case with Soft, whom I actually featured on my first music blog way back in high school (don’t worry, that blog is longgggg gone). Thing is, I hadn’t heard much of anything since then from Soft, so to have them pop up in my inbox was a nice surprise.
Soft, out of NYC, recently released their newest full-length, Dogs, produced by Chris Coady, via Academy Fight Song Records in the US and Fabtone Records / And Records in Japan. Vocals blend into guitars and it’s really as if all the instruments are one on each Dogs song. Apparently, that’s what the five-man Soft crew is going for, as their subject line in the email read “A shoegazey thing…”. Apt description, boys. Don’t be scared, though; the sound still resonates with the mainstream ear too.
Soft – “Bleary Eyes” [MP3]
Soft – “Fall Into Sand” [MP3]