Soft Fangs is John Lutkevich, a Massachusetts native recording tremendous music in Brooklyn. “Dog Park,” from a five-song cassette EP coming soon on Seagreen, is almost certainly the most beautiful song you’ll hear today. It’s got the feel of mid-period Elliott Smith — the gently cooed downcast vocal, the lo-fi production, the effortless interplay between acoustic fingerpicking and scrappy drums — but it blooms into something more like Sparklehorse, clouds of white noise and melody swelling up around Lutkevich and whisking him away. Press play.
The Soft Fangs cassette is out 11/21 on Seagreen.