We’re terribly excited to present American Men, the self-released debut from Atlanta’s finest, Soft People. Comprised of Caleb Nichols and John Metz, the duo have described themselves as “America’s best gay socialist band”, pretty much all of our favourite things.
It is a dark and addictive record; a harrowing commentary on American culture. It takes aim at firearm enthusiasts; the disturbing regeneration of the Neo-Nazi movement and the ever-humble president don’t escape the firing line either. The melodies are curious and the harmonies obsessive – it’s most likely a release you will be revisiting.
The melodic line is particularly remarkable. They’re not trying to break any records in terms of the biggest range of notes used in a single song, and we’re glad that’s the case – in this instance, less is most definitely more. There’s a warmth and richness to the vocals which is difficult to articulate; it’s charming yet holds on to the eerie tone which defines the track.
If your interest has been piqued, we urge you to take a look at the new video for Man With A Gun, above. American Men will be released Tuesday 7th November, 2017 A.D.
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You can help fund Soft People’s addiction to grainy black & white camera footage by purchasing a copy of American Men via Bandcamp.