NY drum & guitar duo The Soft Underground have a well-produced sound and material that would work well in a film or TV show. The vaguely 2000’s-inflected “Ghosts” and folkish, carefree “Sullen Eyes” both start with low-key, acoustic intros that morph into full-band arrangements. Lead vocals have a vaguely hipster-inflected edge to them and “Ghost” has an especially memorable hook. A bold guitar tone leads the way in “Watersong” and really touches the soul when its arrangement goes full throttle by adding tribal drums, panpipes and a chorus of enthusiastic, inspirational voices that epitomize the positive human spirit. Is there too much going on? Perhaps. But these Softies sure are talented.
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Style: Alt-Rock/Art Rock/Psychedelic