Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Soft Walls To Release No Time July 29th On Trouble In Mind Records

In addition to running his own label, Faux Discx Records, and playing in the band Cold Pumas, Brighton, UK-based Dan Reeves also finds time to record songs all by his lonesome under the moniker Soft Walls.After recording and releasing the eponymous Soft Walls album in 2012, Reeves set to work again, this time with a borrowed 8-track and a vision of composing a suite of thematically-interlaced tunes. The result is hisTrouble In Mind debut, No Time, out July 29th.

No Time's ten songs are meditations on the passing of time and the preconceived notions of what you can and should be doing with it. Lyrics touch on the universal fear held by many young people heading north of their Twenties -- what am I doing, and will I have enough time to do it? Reeves spent many hours writing and re-writing at home and in his rehearsal space before hitting "record" and that deliberation shows. While his debut was constructed as-it-happened and recorded directly into his computer, No Time's patience proves just how far his song craft has progressed, seamlessly aligning his pop smarts with avant-leaning psychedelic drones and a propulsive, rhythmic drive. 

"Never Come Back Again" - 
"Guided Through" - 

"Drawing on the raw, keyboard-heavy drones of early Stereolab as well as the reverb-smothered otherworldliness of Suicide, ['Never Come Back Again'] chugs along on a throbbing rhythm and subtle, psychedelic hooks." -- The A.V. Club   

"Like watching time in slow motion, 'Guided Through' gleams and quivers right in front of your eyes, one guitar tripping away spacewards while the other scrapes and scrabbles to keep afloat, laden down as it is with reverb and echo." -- The Line of Best Fit   

01. Won't Remember My Name
02. The Big Nod
03. Never Come Back Again
04. Early In The Day
05. No Time
06. All The Same
07. Slumbering
08. Foot Of The Stairs
09. Guided Through
10. Transient View

Fri. Aug. 1 - Canterbury, UK @ West Track Studio w/ Teardrop Factory
Sat. Aug. 2 - Manchester, UK @ The Soup Kitchen w/ Teardrop Factory, Sex Hands
Sun. Aug. 3 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club w/ Teardrop Factory
Wed. Aug. 6 - York, UK @ The Woolpack w/ Teardrop Factory
Fri. Aug. 8 - London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms w/ Teardrop Factory, Feature
Sat. Aug. 9 - Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert w/ Teardrop Factory, visuals from Innerstrings Psychedelic Lightshow
Fri. Aug. 15 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt w/ Hookworms, Virginia Wing

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