Rathborne

"SOFT takes inspiration from smart New Wave songwriters like Nick Lowe and Jonathan Richman." – SPIN

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Anyone looking for an all-encompassing statement-of purpose for SOFT, the hyper-caffeinated new record from Rathborne will find it in the first line of the second song when Luke Rathborne – chief songwriter and principle persona – hiccups, "Heard you gotta get it in motion." From that moment on, SOFT never stops moving bounding from one jagged-edged song to the next, marrying the fast-and-loose ethos of Nobunny with the unhinged garage pop of Ty Segall and the melodic ease of classic R.E.M. and Big Star. "The feeling of the record is incredible energy," says Rathborne. "Youthfulness, lust -- the feeling of breaking out of yourself, unchaining yourself, forcing yourself to be free." [...]