Soft Rocks release debut album ‘The Curse of Soft Rocks’

After years, this vinyl-wielding 4-piece originating from Brighton, UK – the one and only Soft Rocks – have finally committed their collective wit to a slew of original tunes. Their debut album, The Curse of Soft Rocks, is without-a-doubt a departure from the current musical climate. Opening track We Hunt Buffalo Now is a punky, low slung dub affair that also serves as the first single in a series surrounding the forthcoming album. The follow up single Magic Milk also sets the tone as an utterly sleazy weekend dancefloor monster. Guest vocals for both are provided by San Francisco post-punk hero Jorge Socarras (vocalist of Indoor Life and songwriter for Patrick Cowley). In an age where any laptop-savvy poseur can upload their bland nu-disco or faux-Chi-house directly to a cesspool of digitally downloadable fodder, it is more than refreshing to hear this cheeky bunch blending a mixed back of instrumentation and obscure influences so recklessly.

Tracklisting:
01 – We Hunt Buffalo Now
02 – Obo
03 – Thunder Thunder
04 – Slowdown
05 – Magic Milk
06 – Air
07 – Talking Jungle
08 – Mirador De Las Estrellas (ft Kathy Diamond)
09 – 200 Satsumas
10 – Little Lights
11 – Wicker Man

Single Releases Out Now:

ESP007A – Soft Rocks – We Hunt Buffalo Now – 12″
A – We Hunt Buffalo Now
B – We Hunt Buffalo Now (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
Soundcloud preview: http://soundcloud.com/esp-institute/sets/esp007a/

ESP007B – Soft Rocks – Magic Milk – 12″
A – Magic Milk
B – Magic Milk (Beautiful Swimmers Coconut Dub)
Soundcloud Preview: http://soundcloud.com/esp-institute/sets/esp007b/

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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