Saturday, September 21, 2013

TONIGHT: Soft Shadows In-Store @ 7PM!

Join us tonight in the loft for the dreamy sounds of Soft Shadows.  

"Weary, lo-fi over a thin vapor of reverb, listening to Soft Shadows (fmr. Sundaze) reminds me of that part in “Lost in Translation” when Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray’s character take a cab ride through Tokyo while “Sometimes” by My Bloody Valentine plays in the background.  Yeah, you know that scene — the shallow focus, low light, Kevin’s whispering, that feeling of something cool and familiar." - Sounds Better With Reverb

The debut release of Soft Shadows is the product of the previous band, Sundaze, parting ways. With the new formation, the band shifted from heavy, distorted guitars to a more vocal central mix. Lighter and free. This album is not about personal experiences, but an observational piece based on simple fictional characters living their day to day lives. Influenced by "Being John Malkovich," each song is a short, limited, low ceiling, cabinet filing window into these individual characters.

The balance between synthesized and acoustic sounds is a push and pull between June's fascination with electronics, yet always falling back head over heels for guitars. Vintage synthesizers and drum machines coupled with the warmth of all Fender jazzmasters, jaguars and amplifiers. The band sought to create the right mix and succeeded in marrying the two in sonic harmony. The track "Whatever You Say" is the centerpiece for this record, in which all other songs were written around. Check it out below and we hope to see you tonight at 7!

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