By on February 10, 2012

Soft Swells announce the release of their outstanding self-titled debut LP, out Feb 28 on Modern Outsider (Ume). Soft Swells follows up the group’s hot 7″ featuring tracks “Every Little Thing” and “Lifeboats” which grabbed airplay at KCRW and KROQ and started a Soft Swells buzz on the West Coast last summer leaving fans anxiously awaiting the release of an LP. The band also announces upcoming West Coast shows including NoisePop and a showcase at SXSW.

Soft Swells was recorded in the UK by Dave Lynch (Clearlake, Liam Finn, Ed Harcourt), and is the first full length from the new band fronted by Tim Williams (Dovecote Records) and collaborator Matt Welsh (Phonograph) and they are heading into its release with great momentum. Soft Swells were named BuzzbandsLA’s Band To Watch in 2012, earmarked as “Potential breakout at this year’s SXSW” by OperationEvery Band and recently featured band on MTV Buzzworthy. Their new album single “Put It On The Line” was featured track on MTVHive and also debuted in the Top 10 at specialty radio, all while glowing album reviews have been hitting online well in advance of the release, too.

Stream the new album single “Put It On The Line” at

2/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Benders *FREE Noise Pop happy hour, 5pm
2/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café *Record Release Show* 8pm
2/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl, in-store 7pm *FREE
3/2 – San Diego, CA @ M-Theory, in-store, 6pm *FREE
3/2 – San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse, 9pm
3/6 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Morter Music Hall – 8pm *FREE
3/12 – Alpine, TX @ Railroad Blues
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Trinity Hall, Modern Outsider SXSW Showcase
Watch the Soft Swells great “Every Little Thing” video here
“We’re digging their sound” – LAist
“Delicious pop” – Austin Town Hall
“Soft Swells channel the Technicolor guitar-pop of Summerteeth-era Wilco, balancing high-flying synthesizer parts against guitars straight from the garage.” – MTV Buzzworthy
“Sounding like a byproduct of more recent Modest Mouse albums and Clap Your Hands & Say Yeah, Soft Swells come off like a Great Northwest indie rock band… A tidal wave of sounds with crescendos of drama and emotion, Soft Swells are a band that will sweep you off your feet.” – The Pop! Stereo

Album pre-order available at


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.