Published Oct 14, 2015A few years back, Vancouver-based four-piece Soft Serve said their hello via the brief but promising Sink Deep EP. Now, however, they are giving us something more substantial via their self-titled, self-released debut album, which is available now on both cassette and digitally.
As demonstrated by the band's choice of album formats, the group stand proudly with "one foot in the past while planting another firmly in the present." That mentality comes through across the new nine-song set, which hears the group toying with both cassette 4-track and DI recording techniques with the help of Vancouver pop prince Jay Arner (mixing) and Destroyer/White Lung sound wizard Josh Stevenson (mastering).
Guitars swirl and echo in shimmery spirals beneath hazy, sun-drenched vocals throughout tracks like "Sons on Your Side," "I'm the One to Stay" and "Take It Easy." As for the lyrical content, it touches on everything from "family dynamics, personal mantras, staying behind while the rest travel the world to the disdain for the boomer generation."
A refreshing burst of jangly slacker rock, Soft Serve is available digitally and on cassette now. Give it a listen in its entirety below and check out the artwork by 1080p founder Richard MacFarlane above.