SOFT LIONS SHARE “FREEWAY” VIDEO ON THE 405
XOXO EP OUT NOW
WATCH Soft Lions – “Freeway” Video
Soft Lions have shared a video for their song “Freeway” on The 405, who say “the shimmery guitar and danceable drums and keys will get your hips moving” You can watch it here. The track is from the band’s recently released EP, XOXO.
The San Diego trio Soft Lions was dreamed up by songwriter Megan Liscomb (guitar / vocals) in 2013. She is backed by Jon Bonser (drums) and Ana Ramundo (keys/ vocals). The band has previously been described as post riot-grrl, noise pop, beach grunge, or psychedelic garage rock. On their latest release XOXO, they lean a bit more into a punk style, while staying true to their weird garage roots. Influenced by bands like Blondie, Modern Lovers, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Alvvays, Soft Lions love blending vintage sounds together to create something fresh.
XOXO was recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco, with John Vanderslice as the producer and engineer. The band met him previously on tour, and knew instantly they wanted to work with him at his all analog studio. The result is a more confident and refined version of what the band did on last years Spellbreaker EP.
The songs are a pathway for Liscomb to lay out lyrics that are both intensely personal and deeply relatable. In these songs, freeways and city streets become surreal emotional dreamscapes set to jangly guitars and keyboards. Tracks on the new EP deal with everything from a friend break-up, objectification and catcalling, coping with depression, and falling in love.
WATCH Soft Lions – “Digital Girls” Video
LISTEN Soft Lions – “Freeway”
XOXO – Tracklisting
02. I Get Lost
03. Digital Girls
04. Pretty Enough
05. In The Garden
06. Run In Dreams