Soft Swells announce Fall tour dates and EXROYALE remix

By on August 26, 2014

Soft Swells

Soft Swells are excited to announce they will be hitting the road this September and October for a U.S. Tour in support of their forthcoming sophomore album Floodlights, out September 30 via Modern Outsider Records.  The tour kicks off at Cheer Up Charlie’s in Austin, TX on September 26, and will take them to major stops along the way in New York, Nashville, and Chicago before ending at Lofi in Seattle, WA on October 16. The band has also booked a September residency at The Echo in Los Angeles playing every Monday from September 8 to September 22. The full list of Soft Swells tour dates can be found below.


Today, Soft Swells released a new remix for their first single, “Floodlights”. The remix, titled “Floodlights (EXROYALE remix)” by NW-based NW-based cosmic electro-pop ensemble, EXROYALE, slows this pop gem down into a thumping, sultry, digitized reimagining.

Soft Swells is not only their band name, it’s a surfing term used to describe tiny, easy to ride waves that beginners keep an eye out for to help build their skills. Much like moving on from soft swells to bigger waves, Tim Williams, the mastermind behind Soft Swells has been moving towards his own type of bigger moment for years now.  Tim started Soft Swells in an effort to reach new heights, and following the release of their debut full-length Soft Swells in 2012 and their follow-up EP Lifeboats in 2013, the music has gotten more sophisticated and the sound of the band has gotten bigger. Floodlights is the big moment Soft Swells has been seeking and they have grown in every way imaginable. Where once there was just Tim with the help of producer/keyboardist Dave Lynch and a lot of studio magic, there is now a fully formed band. Floodlights will be available on CD, LP and digital download and is available for pre-order now on iTunes with first single “Floodlights” available as an instant grat with pre-order.


In an experiment to capture the fun and excitement of their live shows on record, Tim brought a motley group of wildly talented musicians together in the studio to lay down all the tracks.  Most of the record was tracked by producer Dave Lynch (the other Dave Lynch) at EletricZoo in Eastbourne UK, with Soft Swells’ touring bass player and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Pappas at Tim’s side, and a guest appearance by resident UK drummer Phil Wilkinson (Jake Bugg, Brian Eno).  As if that wasn’t enough, Misty Boyce (Sara Bareilles), Jonathan Visger (Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr) and Soft Swells’ touring guitarist Kyle Frederickson all contributed their talents via satellite.

Floodlights trackslisting

Bloodshot Eyes

Keep It To Yourself


Looking For Gold


Life Without Love

Hands And Eyes

No Regrets


Love Like You


Soft Swells Tour


8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Residency)

15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Residency)

22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Residency)

26 – Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlie’s

27 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s

28 – New Orleans, LA – The Beatnik

30 – Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge



2 – Washington, DC – IOTA

3 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery

4 – New York, NY – Piano’s

5 – Boston, MA – O’Briens

7 – Columbus, OH – Tree Bar

8 – Nashville, TN – The Basement

9 – Chicago, IL – Township

10 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo

13 – Denver, CO – Forest Room 5

14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe

15 – Boise, ID – Flying M Room

16 – Seattle, WA – Lofi



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.