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released May 5, 2010



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The Soft Hills Portland, Oregon

Brookllyn-based project The Soft Hills create a visceral take on soft-psych indie rock, calling to mind the hypnotic melancholy of the Red House Painters as well as contemporaries like Grizzly Bear or Radiohead.

Songwriter Garrett Hobba started the project in Seattle in 2007. The band, which has involved a rotating door of friends and musicians, has toured several times through the US and Europe
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Track Name: Noruz
take me to the place with no names
to be alone for awhile
break free from the burning wheel and be still

how long till the dead leaves fall?
how long till dawn?
drink deep from the winter stream and be healed

carry me home
bathe me in your light
it’s you who decides
to rain or to shine

Yali, you’re the Ageless One
rain down your love
take me to a field where my heart can be tilled

carry me home
should you find the way
children awake
the sky’s bound to break
Track Name: Two Stars
we said goodbye, I love the dress you wore tonight
the time is ripe to take what you know’s fine

I’ve been thinking about your smile
it makes me happy when you’re around

I can’t contain the burning love I feel for this girl
I just can’t wait for the moment when we’re alone

it makes me happy when I’m with you
I hope you’re dreaming about me too

when she comes and sets me free
my heart belongs to her, my queen
when two stars beat as one
it’s the morning of our love

a flower grows, the desert earth becomes fecund soil
our bodies roll like wrestlers who won’t let go

I’ve been thinking about you’re smile
it makes me happy that you’re alive
Track Name: Yali
born in the sun we come with peace
there’s no need for me to speak my mind through words
learning life from tender eyes of old

Yali come
save me with your love

woke up inside a sanctuary tomb
one in all and all in one that’s me
imagine life where Beauty shines her being
come with me
Track Name: New Alchemy
ancient waters rise
as madmen crawl through the fire
grey discs fill the blue sky
states of one mind

turn lead into gold
angel wings in the snow
all I need’s your love

spaceships lost in time
their traces slip out of sight
and wet dreams you know
when children close their eyes

turn lead into gold
angel wings in the snow
all I need’s your love
you’re learning to die
moments divine