Portland’s Soft Metals preps EP for Captured Tracks, tours

Soft Metals from Portland, Oregon are releasing their debut recording, a 12″ vinyl EP on Brooklyn, NY label Captured Tracks today. Titled The Cold World Melts, the EP is a collection of the band’s first five songs. A record release party will be held in Portland on Sunday, August 29th at Holocene. The celebration will include live performances from Soft Metals, Arohan, and Joey Casio and a DJ set from The Miracles Club.

Soft Metals is the electronic romance of Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall played on vintage synthesizers and drum machines. Brought together in April of 2009 through a common love of late 70s and early 80s synthesizer music, they met up to write songs of their own. Inspiration came to them by way of experimental noise and avant garde, early industrial music, minimal synth, 1980s Chicago house synth pop and Italo disco. While making music together, they fell in love adding romance to their sound. Building songs from moody, experimental, and improvised sessions together, they never know what influence will have the upper hand. It’s simplest to say Soft Metals make dark, romantic, electronic dance music.

8/13 – Portland, OR – Holocene
8/29 – Portland, OR – Holocene
9/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Knockout $
9/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Show Cave $
9/11 – Mexico City, MX – Yautepec Gallery $
9/23 – New York, NY – The Cake Shop
9/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Bruar Falls

$ = w/ Jewels of the Nile

Cold World

Soft Metals
The Cold World Melts EP
(Captured Tracks)
Street date: Aug. 10, 2010

1. Love or Music
2. The Cold World Melts
3. Voices
4. Métaux Mous
5. Another Goodbye


Label Page – http://www.capturedtracks.com/

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/softmetals

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