Haunter, “a dreamy boy band from WI that cries often”, plays soft experimental folk that varies in sound over their new S/T release (out now for PWYW on bandcamp). There’s 4 different members and each of them write the songs – so that accounts for the variety, but they generally stick to the same mood – quiet acoustic guitar driven tunes that drift into the melancholy often. My favorite on the release is “Laura Palmer” which mainly reminds me of Baltimore’s Soft Cat – so I love it.
Sorry for the lack of action as of late on PP. Short story – my hard drive with my music library decided to stop working. I have backups and all, but its taking me a hot second to get that in order. Meanwhile the internet comes to the rescue with Dream Affair‘s “The Porter”, a dark synthed out ruin-traversing song from their upcoming 12″ via the new imprint Artificial Records (out physically Feb 2013 and digitally Dec 2012). Check it out:
Germany’s Soft Decay doesn’t break the mold in any way shape or form, but I’m always down for well done dark electronic synthpop. Soft Decay achieves just that with his instrumentals “Spark” and “Poly”. They melt into the neon and sleep with the city.