Lenses the sophomore album from LA’s Soft Metals, exudes lustful energy and unbridled sensuality that arouses of feeling of passionate excitement. So fittingly, the video for first single “Tell Me” was pulled from a film created for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. The film is “Hardcore” (by Erin Frost and Shaun Kardinal) and features a couple in what seems like a never-ending make out session.
Also, kicking off tonight at Impose’s Comic Con after party, the duo embark on a two month tour across North America, check the dates below.
LA’s Soft Metals formed in 2009 after Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall met at a DJ night and connected over their obsession with analog synthesizers and the shadowy, sultry, untamed expressions of underground electronic music. Their early collaborations paired Patricia’s delicate vocals and introspective lyrics with Ian’s solo sketches. Soon they moved on to writing music together, building songs from wild, improvised sessions in Ian’s home studio. Their genre blurring brand of voltaic pop draws inspiration from a spectrum a sources including krautrock, synth wave, and techno. They’ve won over audiences in situations as varied as experimental noise shows in dingy basements, to sleek, modern nightclubs, to clandestine after hours warehouse parties, to dimly lit dives where post punk and synthpop records fuel the dance floor.
2. Tell Me
3. When I Look Into Your Eyes
4. No Turning Back
6. On A Cloud
7. In The Air