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Maps

by Soft Science

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steveinsocal "...really not sure how this album originally passed me by... While recalling the hazy days of Shoegazy Brit Pop, any attempt to dismiss this album as merely retro-dream pop or shoegaze is doomed to fail. Here is an album that exemplifies everything that pop(ular) music should be - 10 earworming tunes that will be reverberating around the space between your ears long after the album has finished..."

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Favorite track: Breaking.
Randall Carlson
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Randall Carlson Modern dream pop that harkens back to the original scene that celebrated itself. Favorite track: There.
o2zannie
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o2zannie There are very few songs that take me back to listening to college radio and hearing bands like Lush, Curve, Slowdive, Sing Sing etc, like "Undone". Angelic vocals and distorted guitars have always been favorite, excellent that it's still alive and kicking!
odreshenik
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odreshenik Anfortunately I wasn't born in the "golden" days of shoegaze yet...but thank god I'm old enough to listen to these guys and experience something I've missed 20 years ago.
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Chris Rodgers Great dream pop from fellow Nor Cal anglophiles
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1.
Undone 03:27
2.
Breaking 03:38
3.
Diverging 03:53
4.
There 03:10
5.
Apart 02:42
6.
Sooner 04:04
7.
Know 03:10
8.
Still 03:55
9.
Enough 03:38
10.
Slip 01:23

about

Soft Science are following their celebrated release, Detour, with a new album titled Maps. The quintet’s third full-length release is their most polished to date as it captures more of the band’s raw live energy while still engaging the listener with the dreamy atmospheric reverberations that have become a hallmark of the band’s sound. The album features whirling guitars, airy vocals, and captivating melodies that will ring in your head long after your first listen. Maps is a complete work of 10 well-crafted songs, featuring a re-recording of the earworm track Breaking, and the albums first two singles, Undone and Sooner, that showcase the dream-gaze collective’s signature sound.

Soft Science will be playing live to support the release with shows in the US and Europe, including performances at Kirkand Summerfest, presented by KEXP, and the Paris Popfest.

Review Quotes:

“Soft Science are continuing to produce some of the most exciting music out of the US West Coast with their unique take on shoegaze/dream pop.” – Backseat Mafia

"One of the best songs of 2018" – John Richards, KEXP

“A gorgeously fuzz-washed slice of post-gaze… full of spine-tingling flourishes and trance-like beauty, warping and waning into gaseous clusters of reverb” – Get Into This

“Alan McGee and Ivo Watts-Russell would’ve signed this band in a heartbeat, hearing the celestial guitars and booming rhythm section let alone Haley’s seductive, salubrious singing. Nothing soft about this science” – Big Takeover Magazine

"Swirling delights with sugary, delectable vocals... brilliant energy with shimmering guitars, perfectly executed bass and percussion, bendy synths, and Katie Haley delivering some of my fave dreampop vocals in recent memory" – Somewherecold

“Where the haze of shoegaze meets the pristine lines of pop… They join dots between that pre-Brit pop territory of early Lush or The Darling Buds and modern alternative pop fringes encapsulating the same pure pop heart wrapped in shimmering sonics, always reminding us that pop can be big and it can be clever” – Dancing About Architecture

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released June 1, 2018

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