The Soft Pink Truth – Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth?

Fruity electro covers of obscure punk and hardcore

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Those morally outraged by Nouvelle Vague’s bossa nova sanitisation of new wave standards should lend a sympathetic ear to San Francisco subversive The Soft Pink Truth’s rousing electro-trash covers of three-chord anarcho-punk. By spicing up Crass’ “Do They Owe Us A Living?” and Minor Threat’s “Out Of Step” with booty beats and glitch-rave, TSPT’s playboy Drew Daniel, one half of Matmos, invites obvious parallels between these two styles of youthful musical nihilism, both throwaway and seditious. As inventive and well-meaning as these bastard pop blasts are, they’re still not a patch on the originals.

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