The four guys from The Soft Hills all wear fuzzy beards and that's how their music sounds. Something like that doesn't mean nowadays that you're playing old-fashioned or dusty music, but rather that you're in a tradition of new American music, in which young men with beards spur each other on to give each other an ever better Neil Young imitation. But beware: The Soft Hills stand out from the crowd, not only because they have an unmistakable sense for melodies, but also because they succeed in congenially interlocking lyrics and music. You can hear the relevance of the cleverly chosen words, and someone has finally thought about how a total work of art in rock music should look like, or better said: sound. Of course the fine adjustment is still missing here and there. But in the fight for the Neil Young heir of the year, The Soft Hills have already presented a strong performance. It's definitely worth listening to.
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