The Soft Pink Truth
The Soft Pink Truth
|Birth name||Drew Daniel|
|Years active||2003 to present|
The Soft Pink Truth is an experimental house music side-project from Drew Daniel, one-half of experimental electronica duo Matmos. Daniel started the project on a dare from Matthew Herbert that he couldn't produce a house record. Do You Party?, the first album from The Soft Pink Truth, was released in 2003, and featured, among other original songs, a cover of Vanity 6's Make up.
In 2004, Daniel followed up with The Soft Pink Truth's second album, entitled Do You Want New Wave (Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth?) (irreverently abbreviated to DYWNWODYWTSPT), a reference to a song by Minutemen. The album consisted entirely of house covers of classic hardcore and punk songs including "Do They Owe Us A Living?" by Crass, 'Homosexual' by The Angry Samoans and "Real Shocks" by the Swell Maps.
As of 2005, The Soft Pink Truth is still touring and DJing around the San Francisco Bay Area.
In October 2007 Daniel announced on his site that he was creating new music under the guise of The Soft Pink Tube. The album, Why Pay More?, was released in 2015, but under the regular Soft Pink Truth alias.
In 2014 The Soft Pink Truth released an album of black metal covers entitled Why Do The Heathen Rage?, with the subtitle "Electronic Profanations of Black Metal Classics". The album featured guest appearances from Anohni (listed on the album as Antony Hegarty), Terence Hannum of Locrian, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, M.C. Schmidt (Daniel's partner in Matmos), and Owen Gardner of Horse Lords. A video for the cover of Venom's song Black Metal was released on Vimeo.
- Do You Party? (2003, Soundslike)
- Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Soft Pink Truth? (2004, Tigerbeat6)
- Why Do The Heathen Rage? (2014, Thrill Jockey)
- Why Pay More? (2015)
- "Do It Quite Sloppily" 12" (2001)
- "Soft Pink Missy" 12" (2001)
- "PromoFunk" 12" (2002)
- "Acting Crazy" 12" (2003)
- "Do You Party?" 2x12" (2003)
- "Soft Pink Truth | Download Music, Tour Dates & Video". eMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
- "Why Do the Heathen Rage?". thrilljockey.com/. Thrill Jockey. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
- Daniel, Drew. "Black Metal". vimeo.com. Thrill Jockey. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
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