02-28-10

Next Show : Hideout : Friday, March 19th

First, a huge thanks to everyone who came out to the Darkroom show.  We had a blast and it was tremendous night.

Our next show will be on Friday, March 19th at one of our favorite Chicago venues, Hideout.  Also on the bill will be Cains and Abels.and Village (feat. Stephen Ucherek, formerly of The Living Blue).  The show starts at 10pm.

While I have your attention, may I suggest that you make an evening of it?  First, treat yourself to a shot, a beer and a steak at your favorite restaurant.  Do not skip this step!  Next, take a cab or hoverboard to Hideout.  Warm up with a delicious Jackhammer combo deal (shot of Jack Daniels and a can of Hamms).  Introduce yourself to the members of Soft Speaker and explain to them in detail your plan to market a delicious new lemon-blueberry flavour of yogurt.  Enjoy the show from a well thought-out vantage point to ensure that you have a clear view of Joe Daley and his purple velvet track suit.  Following the performance, make a thoughtful, yet concise toast to the health and success of the band.  You deserve this and, let’s be honest, you’re only 22 for 365 days, so take advantage while you can.

Here’s a nifty photo taken by Travis Salisbury at Darkroom.

02-21-10

Listen to the new EP at Musical Family Tree

Listen to the entire new EP at Musical Family Tree now!!!!  Let us know what you think.

02-16-10

TRY YOUR HAND AT A MAD SPEAKER

Please visit the new link on the website for a chance to win a free copy of “Stranger in the Alps”, a free first run Soft Speaker T-Shirt, and a set of our new buttons. Good luck and fortune awaits you.

02-12-10

New Songs On Myspace & Facebook

Take a hyperlink internet carriage over to Myspace or Facebook to listen to songs from the band’s new EP.

Beware, the foul-scented forest beast!  These new songs offer you a veil of protection, but only until February 26th.

02-09-10

CD Release Show: Darkroom: Friday, Feb. 26

Ahoy Land-Dwelling Vertebrates, Sea-Ladies & Turtle-Tamers,

On February 26th Soft Speaker releases its new EP, Stranger In The Alps, which features five tongue-tantalizing songs over the course of 20 Earth-minutes.  You may have already noticed the resplendent new website, but if not, click your internet rodent here.  A celebration, you say?  Don’t get your ascot feathered!  The band will be performing a special show at Darkroom to mark the occasion.  Consider this your advance notice.  Reschedule your Brazilian wax at once!

CD Release Show
February 26th
Redlight productions presents
Equalizer sponsored by KEXP.ORG and 312unes.com

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.

Soft Speaker
Yukon Blonde
Moxie Motive

Special guest DJ TBA
doors at 9pm $8 adv/$10 door   21+
advance tickets available at: www.darkroombar.com
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Stranger In The Alps artwork by Mark Milic of Modularlab (click to enlarge):

Tracklist:

1. Tennyson Tea
2. I Stand To Lose My Fortune, Easy
3. Into The Fog
4. Marble Mask
5. Weathervane

02-05-10

New Band Interview on Reviewsic (ri-vyoo-zik)

… like a purple pterodactyl in a red velvet cape.

New Soft Speaker INTERVIEW

02-05-10

Clothing to Cover Your Delicate Skin

Soft Speaker Apparel is in the works. We’re thinking a T-shirt but maybe… a Jacobean ruff.

02-04-10

Chicagoist Double Door Show Preview

We got a nice write-up on the Chicagoist blog today.  There is also a download link for one of the tracks from our forthcoming EP, too, so have yourself a sneak preview.  MP3s don’t wear out easily, so put it on heavy rotation, baby.

02-02-10

Children of Dune

A sophisticated human can become primitive.  What this really means is that the human’s way of life changes.  Old values change, become linked to the landscape with its plants and animals.  This new existence requires a working knowledge of those multiplex and cross-linked events usually referred to as nature.  It requires a measure of respect for inertial power within such natural systems.  When a human gains this working knowledge and respect, that is called “being primitive.”  The converse, of course, is equally true: the primitive can become sophisticated, but not without accepting dreadful psychological damage.

– The Leto Commentary After Harq al-Ada

02-01-10

Double Door Show: Thursday, February 4th

Good Day, Felines and Gentlefriends!
Just a quick note to let you know that we will be performing our first EP, “Conditions,” in its entirety this Thursday at Double Door, along with a few other carefully selected songs. We felt this would be appropriate, as the setlist for our next show (Darkroom: Friday, Feb. 26) will be composed of the five songs from our new EP, “Stranger In The Alps,” along with a selection of even newer material that has yet to be recorded. We’re looking forward to seeing your doe-eyed faces this Thursday.

Till Soonest,

Paul