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Soft Idiot‘s latest release is a testament to letting go of plans and perfectionism. The five short songs on the new byrrie EP come together with a seeming effortlessness; their hazy folk sound revels in its own simplicity. Songwriter Justin Roth writes on Facebook, “i found myself stuck in a loop of overthinking the production of this record, so i recorded it into my phone one morning before work.” He makes it sound easy, but the lo-fi recordings only highlight the solid foundation Roth builds with the songs’ vivid lyrics that read like poetry.

Listen below via Bandcamp. The byrrie EP is Soft Idiot’s second release of 2019 — the project’s last full-length record, In the Long Light of the Failing Sun, was released in January. Soft Idiot has a show at Ortlieb’s on September 1 with Dead Neighbors and All Boy/All Girl; find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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