Soar / Dark / Gold
Album: Dark / Gold   Collection:General
Artist:Soar   Added:Sep 2017
Label:Father Daughter Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-03 Pull Date: 2017-12-05
Week Ending: Dec 3 Nov 5 Oct 15 Oct 8
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 27, 2017: Everything A to Z Week 112
Fort Funston
4. Oct 11, 2017: The Fuzz Deli
Fort Funston
2. Nov 01, 2017: The Fuzz Deli
Poor Soil
5. Oct 04, 2017: The Fuzz Deli
3. Oct 12, 2017: All Passion No Technique
19th Avenue

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2017-09-26
LOCAL! Fuzzed out, ragged, catchy rock ’n’ roll. SOAR are an Oakland quartet whose members have played in various punk and indie-pop bands all over the Bay and beyond (Joyride, Watercolor Paintings, Void Boys, Dreamspoiler). Their first full-length has strong garage-pop and 90’s slacker rock leanings, but not in an anarchic or spastic Burger Records style; this is more measured and earnest. There’s a crunchy undertow to the guitars that complements the sunny vocal harmonies nicely. Introspective but direct and heavy pop. Fans of Candace (Is/Is), Chastity Belt, Shannon & the Clams, Dinosaur Jr., and Built to Spill will find resonances here. Favorites: 4, 5, 6, 7. No FCCs detected.

1. (3:57)—Medium-fast. Brooding bass leads into a sunny, melodic cruiser. Easygoing breakdown.
2. (2:15)—Mid-tempo. Bouncy, slightly snarky, with nice interweaving harmony lines.
3. (2:20)—Mid-tempo, stutter step beat, low end crunch. “I’m tired of feeling like I didn’t do something right.”
4. *(3:34)—Mid-tempo. Jangly intro. Gradually picks up speed and begins to approach shoegaze territory.
5. *(4:21)—Slow, heavy. Spacious intro. Great feedback swells and gnarly low end.
6. *(4:08)—Slow. Threatens to go doom metal, then slides into scorching head-nodding rock with some post-punk moments.
7. *(4:24)—Mid-tempo. Restrained, airy, wistful. Great 60’s harmonies.
8. (2:45)—Medium-fast, pop-punk song about a dead friend.
9. (3:25)—Medium-slow two-chord stomp. Long feedback fakeout outro before a woozy mini-song.
10. (4:15)—Mid-tempo, dark. The chorus kind of has a 70s rock feel, but it’s also delivered in an understated, ominous way.

Track Listing
1. Fort Funston   6. In The Bed
2. Secret Santa   7. Old Dogs
3. Fatigue   8. Domino
4. 19th Avenue   9. Poor Soil
5. Speakwrite   10. Keeping A Record