NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH DANIEL ROMANO AND GOON BEGIN FEBRUARY 25
NEW EMOTION EP, OUT NOW VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
“New Emotion is a confession shouted at the top of the lungs. Thoughtful vocal layering works together with fuzzy guitars to communicate lyrics about what it means grow and the pains that come with it.” - BeatRoute
“there isn't a weak link in the chain.” - Exclaim!
“’Bones’ is anthemic, taking colossal melodies and intertwined guitar leads,
and pushing it all ever upward, aiming their burning chord progressions and harmonies straight toward the sky.” - Post-Trash
"90s era grunge/alt-rock...similar to something you might have heard
on the indie stations back in the late 90s." - Austin Town Hall
Having just put the wraps on a successful tour with The Dirty Nil, Vancouver grunge-punks, Dead Soft will set on the road again this coming spring for a run of tour dates throughout Canada and the US, this time joining Daniel Romano and Goon. Full tour dates can be found below.
Their latest release New Emotion, out now via Arts & Crafts,features five catchy, earnest fuzzed-out punk songs that act as an empowering reminder that you are in control of your life, even when life feels out of control. The EP symbolizes renewal and growth.
Dead Soft was founded in 2011 by partners Nathaniel Epp (vocalist/songwriter) and Keeley Rochon (bassist/vocalist) as “a fun living room rock project.” At the time Epp and Rochon were living in Victoria, BC, but had been best friends and playing music since they were teenagers in the small coastal fishing town of Prince Rupert.
Epp grew up obsessed with luminaries of the American underground like Elliott Smith, the Ramones, and the Replacements. Artists who write simple, beautiful pop tunes that highlight dread and saccharine in equal parts. Epp and Rochon also developed a “soft spot” for 90s Canadian indie-pop bands like Limblifter, Inbreds, Eric's Trip, and Sloan.
Like most small town or suburban kids who want to play music, the pair eventually moved to the nearest big city: Vancouver. There, Dead Soft joined the inspiring scene that produced pivotal Canadian acts like Mac Demarco, Japandroids, and White Lung.
In Vancouver, Dead Soft became a three-piece and, after a string of singles, released their self-titled debut in 2014 on Kingfisher Bluez and JEFF the Brotherhood’s Infinity Cat Recordings. The band spent the next four years on the road, including support tours with Bully and The Dirty Nil. A sophomore follow up would have come sooner, but the recording process, and life, became mired in difficulties.
The theme of new beginnings align closely with changes in the band. Specifically, the recent additions of Alex Smith (drums) and Kyle Schick (guitarist) have allowed for a bigger sound, more hooky guitar leads, Beach Boys-like harmonies, and more strength and purpose. The new line-up initiated a wellspring of creativity.
That fresh start extended beyond their creative endeavors, facing down the realities of living as an artist in one of North America’s most expensive cities, Epp and Rochon left Vancouver for the familiar environment of a small coastal town, Gabriola Island, where they now run a landscaping company in between writing music and touring.
Feb 25 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret *
Feb 26 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar *
Feb 28 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth *
Mar 1 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite *
Mar 2 - Saskatoon, SK - The Capital *
Mar 3 - Regina, SK - The Exchange *
Mar 4 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will *
Mar 5 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Mar 8 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover
Mar 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 15 - Fort Worth, TX - Main At South Side
Mar 19 - Nashville, TN - The End ^
Mar 20 - Cincinnati, OH - North Side Yacht Club ^
Mar 22 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop ^
Mar 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Creep Records ^
Mar 26 - Boston, MA - O'Brien's ^
Mar 27 - Montreal, QC - L'Esco ^
Mar 28 - Ottawa, ON - Dominion Tavern ^
Mar 29 - Toronto, ON - Baby G ^
Mar 31 - Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House ^
Apr 2 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Brass Rail ^
Apr 3 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean ^
Apr 6 - Denver, CO - Streets Of London ^
Apr 7 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar ^
Apr 9 - Phoenix, AZ - Lunchbox ^
* with Daniel Romano
^ with GOON