Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Posted by Susan Schomburg
Chicago band Soft Speaker has a lot going for them: vocals that are haunting and menacing (sometimes at the same time), ferocious bass and drums, and a sound that draws on many musical styles without overtly referencing any one thing.
I recently caught up with the band as they geared up for a single release show and small Midwest tour. The band talked about their beginnings, their success so far as a band, their approach to songwriting and music, and their single release show before playing a new song live at their rehearsal space in Chicago, Illinois.
The band's most recent release, a single/singles collection, was put out in an unusual way: at the single release show at Schubas on July 10, attendees received a coaster (beer mat) with a download code to download not only the new two-song release, but four previously released tracks.
The entire interview and an exclusive live performance by the band can be streamed on the Indiesomnia website.
Soft Speaker is scheduled to perform Wednesday, August 4 at Crimson Lounge (333 N. Dearborn St, Chicago).
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This article also appears on the Chicago Indie Rock Examiner website.