Soft Kill is the project of Toby Grave and his wife Shiloe Alia (aka “two people playing like five”). It’s Grave’s first project after dissolving Blessure Grave — owners of one of the 20 most overlooked albums of 2010 — but he isn’t labeling it the new Blessure Grave band. It’s a separate entity entirely, one that will keep fans of the earlier group’s death rock
happy contentedly downcast. The writing’s done 50/50 by Grave and Alia, who started playing music together in August when “An Open Door” (and other demos) emerged. Expect a nine-song full length in March via Fast Weapons, the label run by the Gossip’s Nathan Howdeshell. (Fittingly, Peter Murphy did the cover photo for it.) Until you have the complete love letter in your hands, take a listen to “Borders Comfort.”
- Soft Kill – “Borders Comfort”Download
The video for the track was shot by the band at the House of Ohms.
An Open Door is out 3/1 via Fast Weapons. Soft Kill are tentatively touring with labelmates Dangerous Boys Club that month, too. DBC features members of Antioch Arrow, Silentist/Glass Candy, and Year Future/Fucking Angels.