RIYL: White Fence, Ariel Pink, Sic Alps
Label: Part Time Records / Full Contact Records
Dan Reeves’ lofi psych project Soft Walls has returned after a significant sabbatical with a surprise third album titled Not as Bad as It Seems, his first full-length since 2014’s No Time on Trouble In Mind Records. According to the Brighton songwriter, Reeves has always had plenty of great ideas to lay down on tape, but other responsibilities get in the way. From the trappings of the daily routine to the realities of growing older, the album was a long time coming…but what a return!
Keeping in step with his lofi aesthetic, Not as Bad… retains the hissing bedroom studio charm of previous Soft Walls projects, but Reeves has reinvented his sound considerably. The droning song structures off No Time now have a shorter, post-punkier edge. Overdriven organs and blown out guitar riffs perfume the layers with a newfound sense of immediacy, like a lost Modern Lovers demo or an unearthed jam session from Tim Presley.
Between Part Time Records and Full Contact Records, only 300 copies of the record are being made on black vinyl. Listen to the whole thing below and grab a slab after the ‘buy’ link. International shipping rates may hike up the price for you statesiders, but this one’s a gem.
A collaboration release with Full Contact Records of Pori, Finland.
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Includes unlimited streaming of Not as Bad as It Seems via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Shipping out on or around February 7, 2020.
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