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Whatever Happened to Soft Targets

by Soft Targets

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The CD version of Soft Target's 2007 EP comes in a four-panel digipak with a clear plastic tray. Cover designed by Chris Auman.

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1.
Returning 04:51
Things are returning to where they belong to Things are returning to where they belong They know it’s true, as we do, know it’s true Things are returning to where they belong
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Crushed 04:11
I'm crushed, isn't that enough? Why would you care, you're not even there I'm torn, like the day I was born Torn from someone else, left up to myself CHORUS You could stay for a long time But you’re coming on wrong I can tell that I could never tell you nuthin’ You’ve bee comin’ undone for a little too long, come on I'm destroyed, you're not paranoid But I destroyed myself, it was no one else Well I try, don't you know I try You want to know the truth? You want another lie?
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Green leaves, tall trees Casting shadows on the wall No one knows what goes on here No one knows at all Black sun shines on Reaches over the wall No one thinks about it much No one thinks much at all
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I'm Sold 03:22

about

After the first Soft Targets 7" came this five-song CD EP recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago. It featured new drummer Dave Potter and would be the last appearance of Tim Davison on bass.

CHICAGO READER
On the new EP Whatever Happened to Soft Targets?, this four-piece just about nails an icy-cool postpunk sound halfway between the Only Ones and Joy Division. The guitars jump from overdriven chugging to expansive, echoing chords, the drums are trebly and brittle with slapback reverb, and vocalist Chris Auman sings with world-weary aloofness—when he hits the occasional wrong note, it just sounds like he can't see the point of trying any harder.

ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER
The members of Soft Targets aren't kids, and as a result, the dozen songs on "We Hate You Soft Targets" reveal a maturity and gravity often missing from the repertoire of younger acts.

TIMEOUT CHICAGO
Chicago's Soft Targets have always been known as a supergroup—although the lineup has rotated so much that which groups make it "super" are constantly changing. Suffice to say, you've got alums from Seam, Lustre King, and Reagan National Crash Diet here, and a sound that veers from punky pop to the more dramatic, minimalist leanings of early Raygun/Pegboy.

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released January 1, 2007

Dave Potter: drums
Chris Auman: guitars, vocals
Tim Davison: bass, bell chimes on "Crushed"
Reg Shrader: guitar, percussion on "Clearing the Brush"

Recorded at Electrical Audio and Semaphore with engineer Kris Poulin. Mastered by Saff Mastering. Split release with Backward Masking.

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