SOFT KILL Announce “Savior” And NA Tour

SOFT KILL Announce New Record and Tour
SOFT KILL by Sam Gehrke

Portland Oregon’s SOFT KILL, ripped through 2016 with their first release on Profound Lore Records Choke, the follow up to 2015’s Heresy became the band’s most acclaimed LP to date and saw the band on a constant touring cycle in support of it through North America and Europe as demand for the band was on a constant upswing. SOFT KILL announce their return with the triumphant follow up full length Savior to be released by Profound Lore Records on 5/11/18, bringing their unique blend of gloom, laced with pop charm and flawless song writing that transcends the post punk genre. The band has also shared an extensive list of U.S. tour dates with Choir Boy. Dates are listed below.

The writing for Savior was sparked while returning from tour, frontman Tobias Grave’s wife began to bleed out in the van, at eight months pregnant they were in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road far from a medical facility. The band raced through the night landing at the emergency room of UC Davis Trauma Center in Sacramento where surgery was performed to save both the mother and unborn child. Although the surgery went well, baby Dominick’s lung collapsed on his second day of life causing him to flat line. Grave was forced to standby and watch as the doctors and nurses struggled to keep his newborn child alive with blood transfusions, breathing and feeding tubes. As days turned into weeks, stranded far from home, standing vigil, he purchased a guitar, borrowed a bass from a friend and began to write songs that eventually would become the core of Savior. Grave wrote songs about losing his son, his battle with drug addiction, the many tragedies that came along with that life, and the empty space suspended between mourning and celebration, life and death.

With ‘Savior’, recorded/mixed in Kingsize Sudios in Los Angeles and produced by Benjamin Greenberg (Uniform, The Men, Algiers) SOFT KILL have matured into a powerhouse, effortlessly combining genres, always with Grave’s powerful, raw emotional storytelling where we see a person come to grips with their own reflection as seen in the eyes of their dying son. From “Trying Not to Die” to the swelling and crushing guitars on “Hard Candy” to the unrelenting dirge of “Bunny Room”, Savior is a creative tour de force. Drawing from a diverse musical palette, Savior is influenced by early U2, Gun Club, The Replacements and a requiem to Tom Petty.

On this album, the lineup consisted of: Tobias Grave (vocals/guitar/synths), Conrad Vollmer (guitar), Owen Glendower (bass) and Adam Bulgasem (drums).

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SOFT KILL
Tour Dates
w/ Choir Boy

02/27 – OAKLAND, CA @ STARLINE
02/28 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ ZEBULON
03/01 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ SPACE
03/02 – PHOENIX, AZ @ VALLEY BAR
03/03 – TUCSON, AZ @ CLUB CONGRESS
03/05 – AUSTIN, TX @ BARRACUDA
03/06 – DALLAS, TX @ CLUB DADA
03/07 – NEW ORLEANS, LA @ GASA GASA
03/08 – TALLAHASSEE, FL @ CLUB DOWNUNDER
03/09 – GAINESVILLE, FL @ THE ATLANTIC
03/10 – ORLANDO, FL @ WILL’S PUB
03/11 – MIAMI, FL @ GRAMPS
03/13 – TAMPA, FL @ CROWBAR
03/14 – ATLANTA, GA @ THE EARL
03/15 – NASHVILLE, TN @ THE END
03/16 – ASHEVILLE, NC @ THE MOTHLIGHT
03/17 – DURHAM, NC @ THE PINHOOK
03/18 – RICHMOND, VA @ STRANGE MATTER
03/20 – WASHINGTON, DC @ DC9
03/21 – BALTIMORE, MD @ METRO GALLERY
03/22 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ UNDERGROUND ARTS
03/23 – ALLSTON, MA @ GREAT SCOTT
03/24 – BROOKLYN, NY @ SAINT VITUS
03/23 – JERSEY CITY, NJ @ MONTY HALL
03/28 – PITTSBURGH, PA @ SPIRIT
03/29 – COLUMBUS, OH @ THE SUMMIT
03/30 – CLEVELAND, OH @ NOW THAT’S CLASS (w/Vowws)*
03/31 – DETROIT, MI @ OUTER LIMITS (w/Vowws)*
04/01 – CHICAGO, IL @ EMPTY BOTTLE (w/Vowws)*
04/03 – OMAHA, NB @ REVERB LOUNGE (w/Vowws)*
04/04 – DENVER, CO @ HI DIVE (w/Vowws)*
04/05 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ METRO MUSIC HALL (w/Vowws)*
04/06 – BOISE, ID @ NEUROLUX (w/Vowws)*
04/07 – SEATTLE, WA @ BARBOZA (w/Vowws)*
04/09 – PORTLAND, OR @ TONIC LOUNGE (w/Vowws)*
04/10 – EUGENE, OR @ OLD NICKS (w/Vowws)
04/13 – SACRAMENTO, CA @ BLUE LAMP (w/Vowws)
*no Choir Boy

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