You’re now looking at it. The upgraded softriot.com. The old design was getting to five years old and was starting to get a bit grating. There’s still a few things to be done to this version, including the proper functioning store but that’ll come next month when there’s time to tackle the monster that it is. In the meantime take a look around, there’s likely some bugs but those’ll be ironed out in due time. It also works better on a phone as well.
There’s a few news posts down below (or in the News section, depending where you are…) to get you up to speed with what’s been going on.
The next upcoming Soft Riot release is a free, digital single of two “outtake” tracks from Fiction Prediction. These tracks, “The Garden Party” and “Read You Like An Electronic Book” were developed alongside the current tracks on that album but didn’t make the cut. Nevertheless they’re still an interesting listening. This will be released as part on the ongoing digital 7″ series by American web-label Everything Is Chemical entitled EIC 7″. This release comes out 13 March 2014. More details to come next month!
There’s a few other things coming out this year but you’ll have to wait for more news on that as it comes…
The Garden Party / Read You Like An Electronic Book – SOFT RIOThttp://softriot.com/recording/the-garden-party-read-you-like-an-electronic-book/For Release on 13 March 2014 “The Garden Party / Read You Like An Electronic Book” is Soft Riot‘s contribution to the Everything Is Chemical virtual 7? series. These are two tracks that were put aside during the writing and … Continue reading ?
The following three dates in Brussels, Paris and Rennes are with Noi Kabát. You can check out more details in the Live Events section.
Further shows are planned for May, including more dates in France and possibly Belgium with A Terrible Splendour. If you are interested in booking both bands between Thursday, May 1st and Sunday, May 4th get .
Having been out of print for, well, a while, A Luna Red‘s (or if you were around at the time, perhaps also spelled as aLUnARED) first album, The Death Birds, is now available again as a digital re-release through its BandCamp page.
The Death Birds, originally released in 2000 on Vancouver’s Global Symphonic label (Frog Eyes, The Organ), was the first of two LPs by this short lived Vancouver experimental electronic post-punk outfit. The tracks that comprise this release were written in a short, condensed period of three months from what was at the time three musicians from varying backgrounds looking to forge a tense atmospheric sound that was simultaneously urgent and distressed.
The original CD of this is long out of print and so as a start to an archival digital release project by former A Luna Red vocalist/bassist JJD (who now lives in the UK and plays as the successful Soft Riot), The Death Birds is now offered as a digital release for all interested in hearing it. Included in this re-release is an added, previously un-released bonus track as well as an extended digital booklet based on the original artwork containing extra photos as well as an extended retrospective foreward by former A Luna Red synthesist William Winslow-Hansen.