LST-116 SOAR "SOFT DIAL TONE" Cassette Tape with Download
Release date: May 7th, 2021
"Soft Dial Tone", SOAR's follow up to "Dark / Gold", finds the band in a moment of personal growth: a house plant moved from the dark corner of the room to a sunnier spot with some new soil; a consistent pattern of collaboration and friendship is established through the layering and highlighting of voices, instrumentation and ideas. Each member contributes at least one song to "Soft Dial Tone". With these individual perspectives, there are common threads that connect each person in SOAR. The cultivation of positive outlets to examine and release the anxiety and depression felt from isolation and collective pain and processing. The empathy and existential distance felt in family relations and individual and group identities.
Sonically, "Soft Dial Tone" is more subdued with finer clarity, more dynamics and moments of power bursting through surface tension. Experimenting with new instruments, textures, and volumes SOAR remains oblique and familiar.
At this moment of uncertainty with a feeling of fragile humanity, we wanted to share this album. In some ways incomplete, while also realized and whole. Nothing is perfect, everything hurts sometimes, and true harmony balances dissonance and unanimity.
Released digitally by the band April 7th, 2020
Physical cassette release 2021 by Lost Sound Tapes.
Edition of 100 blue glitter tapes, with hand stamped labels, and full color double sided artwork. Comes with a Bandcamp download.
Shannon Bodrogi: vox/guitar
Jenna Marx: vox/guitar
Rebecca Redman: vox/drums
Mai Oseto: vox/bass
"Soft Dial Tone" was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco in March of 2019.
Engineered and produced by Sami Perez at Tiny Telephone
Mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden