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Out now! The new Soft Riot compilation album Second Lives

The new Soft Riot compilation album Second Lives releases today! Available in digital, Digipak CD and cassette formats. Thanks to Post-Punk.com for premiering the album:

It’s been a decade since Canadian-born and Scotland-based synth outfit Soft Riot unleashed their first EP release, No Longer Stranger.  Marking this milestone is Second Lives (Possession Records), a compilation album featuring eight reworked obscure singles that were featured on various compilations, as well as some new unreleased material.

Originally Soft Riot’s Jack Duckworth had intended the album as a comprehensive archive of unreleased material collecting over the past decade: demos, odd bits, and other ephemera. Second Lives sees the release fine-tuned into an album of its own right, focusing on key tracks and bringing out their strengths, updating old tracks — often ones that are still played out live — providing them new life and perspective.

Tracks include redone versions of “Cinema Eyes,” “Another Drone In Your Head” and “Write Yourself Into The Void” (all from 2013’s Fiction Prediction), outtake tracks from 2020’s Chin Up and 2019’s When Push Comes To Shove, as well as out-of-print cover songs with new mixes from singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn and the legendary punk band Nomeansno.

Read the full article or stream/buy the album below.

Retro Synth Act Soft Riot Releases "Second Lives," a Collection of Rare and Reworked Tracks — Post-Punk.com

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Retro Synth Act Soft Riot Releases “Second Lives,” a Collection of Rare and Reworked Tracks — Post-Punk.com

It’s been a decade since Canadian-born and Scotland-based synth outfit Soft Riot unleashed their first EP release, No Longer Stranger.  Marking this milestone is Second Lives (Possession Records), a compilation album…