Dead Soft

Dead Soft

GOON, Grimm's Law

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Soda Bar

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Dead Soft
Dead Soft
Hailing from Vancouver BC, Dead Soft is a four-piece band pairing playful, melody-driven rock ‘n roll with high energy power-pop anthems. Or, as the band describes it: “Dead Soft is grunge-punk for the people.” The forthcoming EP, New Emotion, features five catchy, earnest fuzzed-out rock songs that act as an empowering reminder that you are in control of your life, even when life feels out of control. After a string of singles, Dead Soft released their self-titled debut in 2014 on Kingfisher Bluez and JEFF the Brotherhood’s Infinity Cat Recordings. The band spent the next four years on the road, including support tours with Bully and The Dirty Nil. Their new EP, set to be released by indie label Arts & Crafts, is focused on the themes of loss/renewal and new beginnings which aligns closely with changes in the band. Specifically, the recent additions of Alex Smith (drums) and Kyle Schick (guitar) have allowed for a bigger sound, more hooky guitar leads, and more Beach Boys-like harmonies.
GOON
GOON
Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. With a medical condition that periodically deadens his sense of smell and hearing, Becker began writing songs as a means of making the most of his life when those symptoms were absent. In October, Goon released their new EP Happy Omen which has gained praise from Noisey, Stereogum, BBC Radio 6 and even Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear who recently placed the band’s single “She” at the top of his Favorite Songs of 2017 playlist on Spotify. Happy Omen is the follow up to the band’s first EP Dusk of Punk which saw the completely independent band break through the indie rock noise, receiving high marks from Rolling Stone, Spin, The FADER, Indie Shuffle and DIY Mag, eventually landing them supporting slots for Grandaddy, Lucy Dacus, the Lemon Twigs and Starcrawler and performing at FADER Fort during SXSW with NPR naming them one of their “Artists To Watch.”
Grimm's Law
Grimm's Law
Grimm's Law a project from Trouble in the Wind guitarist and vocalist Keith Haman, draws from his passion for rock n roll, punk and post punk modern rock. The roots of the album, a couple years in the making, started as a country record while working with Trevor Mulvey (bassist and vocalist from Trouble in the Wind), and friend Jay Morris (drums) but evolved into a heavier folk-rock record, with all members of Trouble in the Wind participating.

By late 2018 however, Haman had a handful of faster, punk and post-punk influenced songs and started demoing them. “I'd lay down some simply recorded drums and put everything else on top” Keith continues, “I gave them to Trevor and Robby from Trouble, and we agreed to work on polishing some of the rough edges but left some in for good measure”. Haman played, tracked and mixed everything on the new album.

Keith Haman explains the music; “This record allowed me to really explore my punk and ‘alternative’ influences, a departure from the straight-ahead Americana, Young/Dylan sound, which is usually my go-to. The '70s rock of Bowie, Television, and The Clash, the '80s punk of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Bad Religion, and later sounds of Mudhoney and Sonic Youth, all were influences on me growing up”.

Haman’s creative works still include folk elements that are present in his work with Trouble in the Wind. Keith wrote the song “Liberty Bell” on the bands recent release “Hammer On”. On Grimm’s Law, songs like “Embossed” and “Method Madness” maintain some of these folky, gritty elements. Haman believes his deliberate-but-quick method in writing and recording ties the different songs and styles together. The lyrical themes contained in the album are of a world in transition.

Haman hopes the message in the song call people to stand up and think about the apparent rise of some form of whimpering fascism happening around the globe. About the direction of the album he states, “We're all interacting with this and dealing with it in some form every day, and a lot of these songs are my doubts about the social order and cultural decay we as a whole have become a part of, as well as completely beholden to; Plus there's a song or two in there about girls”, smiles Haman.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/