If the stomping drums of Shamir’s early material got you going, then fellow Godmode Records act Soft Lit should be right up your street. Early track ‘I Can’t Help It’ has been on my radar for some time now, it’s storming chorus supplemented by a Stax-esque groove that’s little short of sounding like something Rick Ruben might keep in his back pocket.
Not that the New York label is a one trick pony. Godmode acts Yvette make some of the most noisy and exciting rock around, while Fasano has been busy giving lo-fi pop a good name for a while now. Overall, I’d say they’re the most eclectic and exciting label NYC has thrown up since DFA Records.
Here, following the news that Godmode has announced a slew of new EP’s from six of its acts to be released before the end of the year, is the premiere of Soft Lit’s video for ‘Ocean King’:
What’s more, you can hear all six of those EP’s collected together as one big cassette and digital-release compilation. Titled ‘You’ve Been Sweating Wrong Your Whole Life’, it comes out on October 30, and features the following EP’s:
Soft Lit – Soft Lit EP
Malory – Malory EP
Fasano – The Beach EP
Yvette – Time Management EP
Hand Of God – Intl Shipping EP
Fitness – Fitness EP