*soft vowel sounds* is the latest solo musical project from former Bitesize guitarist/singer/principal songwriter Julia Serano. so what, pray tell, does it sound like? quirky indie-pop? high fidelity lo-fi? bedroom music for people who sometimes leave their bedrooms? just listen for yourself. . .
hey, new songs are in the works, and there will likely be a new *soft vowel sounds* release before the end of 2018! In the meantime, come see me play my first public live shows in quite some time...
March 13, 2018 -- *soft vowel sounds* will be playing at “Quirky Queer Band Tuesday!” at El Rio (3158 Mission Street, San Francisco). The other bands will be Polythene Pam and Scorpio Moon. Music starts at 8pm, show ends at 11pm, $10 sliding scale, must be 21 & up, more details here.
April 8, 2018 -- *soft vowel sounds* will be playing at the Ivy Room (860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA) with Polythene Pam and TBA. Music starts at 6pm, show ends at 9pm, $6-$10 sliding scale NOTAFLOF, must be 21+, more details here.
In celebration of all these new happenings, I am making many of my previous recordings free and/or heavily discounted for a limited time - more details here!
the first *soft vowel sounds* record is here! it is a small recording called Ray versus Macbeth and the Music Box, part one. classic rock aficionados may recognize that the title and cover art reference the 1970 The Kinks’ album that introduced the world to the eventual hit song “Lola.” the *soft vowel sound* song “Ray” is a charming contemporary musical parody of “Lola” written from a decidedly different perspective. Ray versus. . . also contains three other ditties: “Music Box,” “Open Letter,” and “Macbeth.” to listen, purchase, and/or find out more about the record, click here.
I created & uploaded videos for two of the songs from the record to YouTube:
here is the video for “Music Box.” It is about being a third wheel and it appropriately takes place inside of a vehicle:
and here is a not so video-ish video for the song “Ray”
a third video for the song “Open Letter” is in the works, so stay tuned!