The Soft Hills release 'The Bird is Coming Down to Earth' [Watch Videos]

The Soft Hills

The Soft Hills' new album 'The Bird is Coming Down to Earth' will be released on February 14, 2012 on Germany's Tapete Records.

This is the second album from The Soft Hills and leans more heavily in a retro 70s psychedelic direction when compared to their previous work. "Ghostly retro American Folk-rock" says Uncut Magazine.

The Soft Hills is the musical adventure of Garrett Hobba, Brittan Drake, Randall Skrasek, and Brett Massa. A Seattle band with an appreciation for experimentation and harmony, their songs draw from a wide range of influences from folk, psychedelic and ambient while drawing on literary influences and incorporating experiences from dreams and visions.

It is the band's love for space, melody, and sonic exploration that shines through their compositions.

During the winter of 2011, the band went into the studio to record their new album, The Bird Is Coming Down To Earth, with producer Matt Brown (Trespassers William, Memphis, Lucinda WIlliams). Brown helped the band capture the naturalness and spontaneity of each song, allowing them to blossom into strange mysterious animals.

The album features 10 tracks and explores themes such as death, chaos, rebirth, sadness for things lost. It takes the listener on a journey back to a time of childhood wonder. People might hear influences from artists like Neil Young, Sigur Rós, and Grizzly Bear.

The Soft Hills - "Phoenix" video:

In order to create a deeper, mind-altering experience for the audience, The Soft Hills incorporate visual art into their live performance, projecting surreal images interspersed with live video. The vocal harmonies, reverb-heavy guitars, synth textures and visuals make their show a rare spectacle - pleasing both to the eye and ear. North American and European tour dates to be announced.

The Soft Hills - "Purple Moon" video:

"Veering towards the 70's FM-nostalgic end of the Americana spectrum, Seattle's Soft Hills provide familiar but atmospheric pleasure. This second album [The Bird Is Coming Down To Earth] mixes haunting harmonies, Crazy Horse guitars and echoing production to balmy effect." - UNCUT Magazine

"The Soft Hills revel in songcraft as much as sound, melody as much as atmosphere, beauty as much as melancholy." - The Big Takeover

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