Soft Science

Dream-gaze syndicate Soft Science (Sacramento, CA) is comprised of Katie Haley (vocals), Ross Levine (keyboards/backing vocals), Matt Levine (guitar), Becky Cale (bass/backing vocals), and Tony Cale (drums). Together, influenced by 1960s pop and 1990s shoegaze, they create their own sweet blend of modern pop music with a sonic edge. 2022 will see the release of pandemic-delayed fourth LP, while their 2018 album, Maps, received glowing critical praise:

“One of the best songs of 2018” – John Richards, KEXP 

“Alan McGee and Ivo Watts-Russell would’ve signed this band in a heartbeat, hearing the celestial guitars and booming rhythm section let alone Haley’s seductive, salubrious singing. Nothing soft about this science” – Big Takeover Magazine 

“A gorgeously fuzz-washed slice of post-gaze… full of spine-tingling flourishes and trance-like beauty, warping and waning into gaseous clusters of reverb” – Get Into This

“Swirling delights with sugary, delectable vocals… brilliant energy with shimmering guitars, perfectly executed bass and percussion, bendy synths, and Katie Haley delivering some of my fave dreampop vocals in recent memory” – Somewherecold 

“Where the haze of shoegaze meets the pristine lines of pop… They join dots between that pre-Brit pop territory of early Lush or The Darling Buds and modern alternative pop fringes encapsulating the same pure pop heart wrapped in shimmering sonics, always reminding us that pop can be big and it can be clever” – Dancing About Architecture

In support of Maps, the group played several dates in Europe including Paris Popfest and are excited to return to Seagaze after playing the 2019 rendition. “It’s a sound built to outlast trends.” – Greg Kot (Sound Opinions, Chicago Tribune)