It’s Love, The Softies first full length album, stays with you long after the music has stopped. Every song on this album is catchy and dream like, the perfect example of “underground pop”. It’s poppy without being overtly so. I remember listening to this record in high school and feeling as though I was in a dream world walking around listening to them through my headphones. Their soft voices take you back to a more nostalgic time full of grey skies, rain, and heartbreak. It’s not as dismal as it sounds though. These women know how to use their voices in accordance with the soft strums of their guitars and the final byproduct is music that has genuine emotion. If you’re new to them I’d recommend songs “Charms Around Your Wrist” “Alaska” and “Perfect Afternoon”. Oh, and if you live in Olympia or anywhere in Washington, you might want to check out “Hello Rain”. While looking around the internet I found this video of The Softies playing with Elliott Smith. This video is epic. Although the two artists never recorded together and are not featured on the same record label, their styles are similar. The Softies sound like the female Elliott Smith.
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