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Soft News

Over the past 8 years, NYC-based musician Erik Laroi, recording under the moniker Soft News, has dedicated himself to dramatically reimagining his favorite tunes from the 80s. The guiding principle of the Soft News project has been to strip songs of their decade’s trademark glitter and bombast in favor of a sound that is intimate, exposed, and soothing.

Soft News has featured contributions from some amazing friends and musicians, including Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields, Jon DeRosa), Lorraine Lelis (Aarktica, Mahogany), Claudia Chopek (Father John Misty), Margaret White (Sparklehorse, Cat Power), Perry Serpa (TV On The Radio), and Mike Levey (Tito Puente, Mos Def).

Over the course of 8 releases on NYC-based indie label Mother West, Soft News has taken a decidedly grown-up approach to childhood nostalgia - resurrecting it to serenade the present.