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Portland, United States (2009 – present)
Soft Metals is an electronic duo from Portland, Oregon now residing in Los Angeles, California. Members Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall began writing and recording music together in the spring of 2009. Influence came to them by way of experimental electronic sounds, film soundtracks, early industrial music, minimal synth, house, techno, synth pop, krautrock, psychedelic rock, and shoegaze. Their songs are built from moody, improvised sessions together using exclusively electronic instruments- mostly analog and vintage.

Soft Metals Release the video for their single "No Turning Back". Sot Metals will head out on a European tour this April, starting on the 24th in Madrid.

Soft Metals Release “No Turning Back” Video

Just in time for the holiday of love, Soft Metals have released a video for their moody, sensual track “No Turning Back”, which they premiered today. For this latest video, the duo called upon video and performance artist Erica Schreiner,

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Soft Metals Announce European Tour, Releasing 'Lenses' Remix EP, Now Streaming "Tell Me" (Silent Servant Edit). Soft Metals play March 25 in Mexico City.

Soft Metals Announce Tour, ‘Lenses’ Remix EP

Last summer LA duo Soft Metals released Lenses, their sophomore album a marriage of “smoky, affectless strain of kohl-eyed art-tronica…with late ’80s/early ’90s dance music”. Following its release they toured North America extensively, most recently performing at a Red Bull Sound Select event with Machinedrum and SISU. This Spring they will take their intoxicating live show overseas, with a string of European dates beginning at the end of April,

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Painted Palms’ Share Song From Debut LP

Painted Palms will release their debut full-length album Forever on January 14 via Polyvinyl Records. The album follows their 2011 EP  Canopy and the Carousel 7″, released in March of this year. Painted…

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Soft Metals New Video For "Lenses", Add Tour Dates Including Show w/ ADULT.

Soft Metals Release New Video For “Lenses”

Last month Soft Metals released their sophomore album, Lenses, a chilly, 80’s synth pop affair. This week they return with a video for the title track, a song that “locates the secret bloodline between Tangerine Dream and acid house,” You can watch it above.

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Soft Metals interview with Northern Transmissions. Ian and Patricia catch up with Northern Transmissions for an interview. Their latest album "Lenses" is now out on Captured Tracks.

Soft Metals Talk To Northern Transmissions

There wasn’t too much difference in the initial inspiration stage in the writing for this album from the first. During the editing and particularly the mixing stage though we had gained a lot more experience and went in with a better idea of how we wanted the end product to sound.

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Soft Metals New Video For "Tell Me", Tour Starts Today, "Lenses" from Soft Metals is now out on Captured tracks

Soft Metals Share New Video + Start Tour

Lenses the sophomore album from LA’s Soft Metals, exudes lustful energy and unbridled sensuality that arouses of feeling of passionate excitement. So fittingly, the video for first single “Tell Me” was pulled from a film created for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

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Softmetals "Lenses" reviewed by Northern Transmissions, "Lenses" is out July 16 on Capture Tracks

Soft Metals ‘Lenses’ Review

When music, or any art is at it’s best, it takes you on a journey, like a door to another dimension. What’s been happening with a lot of rock music is that it’s become so self-referential that it adds too many layers to go through before you can take that journey

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Captured tracks Celebrates 5th anniversary with CT5 in New York City featuring Diiv, Wild Nothing, Mac DiMarco and many more

Captured Tracks Announces CT5 Festival

Since its inception, Captured Tracks has been dedicated to developing and nurturing some of today’s most interesting music.The label is still going strong five years later. We can only look look forward to many more years of great music.

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