Hailing from noise and experimental haven Leigh Valley, PA, Soars is awash with a beautiful sadness, captured eloquently by the hazy floating vocal of who most will assume is Briana Edwards. But the band is having fun with this for now, and haven’t confirmed their lead singer just yet as a sort of social experiment in what makes an ass out of u and me– although we have it on good authority that it’s Chris Giordani.
The first single, “Throw Yourself Apart“ delivers its promising title by referencing sounds of the Cocteau Twins, while traveling along barefoot on its own high grass landscape– and the rest of Soars’ debut unfolds onto itself forming layers of seemingly tufted sound. A heavy industrial drum follows on “Escape On High”, bringing you back to teenage depression with ease, slowly moping around with arms limp for no particular reason.
It’s a record that would be inappropriate for guests, and not recommended for dinner party atmosphere… unless, of course, you and all your friends wear black lipstick. Yet with all the heavy-hearted drone, there are glimmers of hope with slightly more upbeat tunes like “Ditches” and “Young Adult”, but Soars never stray from shifty guitar and dazed vocals. They’re not to be missed at their first NYC show with The Golden Filter, Glasser, and How To Dress Well at Glasslands on Friday, August 13th.
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Soars self-titled eight song debut will be available on La Société Expéditionnaire on October 5th.