Houndstooth Readies Debut EP from Soft as Snow; Hear a Track Now

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Fabric sub-label Houndstooth has revealed plans to release the debut record from Norwegian duo Soft as Snow next month. With a fast-growing catalog that includes the likes of recent XLR8Rpodcast contributor Call Super, Akkord, and Throwing Snow (whose debut LP dropped via the label last week), the pop-infused electronics of Soft as Snow come as a somewhat unexpected turn for Houndstooth. Described as experimental pop that echoes "the sounds of minimal wave and early Warp releases," the pair's Glass Body EP will serve as its debut release. Said to have been put together by a production process that sought to avoid "laptops in favor of analog synths, drum machines and samplers, mixed with idiosyncratic vocals and heavily processed guitars," the upcoming six-track effort will include a remix from Asher Levitas (of Old Apparatus).

Before the Glass Body EP sees the Soft as Snow debut on Houndstooth when it drops on July 21, a stream of the record's title track can be heard below, where the upcoming EP's full tracklist and artwork have also been included.

01 Glass Body
02 Halo Heart
03 All Our Beasts
04 Black Birds
05 Drops of Armour
06 Halo Heart (Asher Levitas Remix)