Once more into the bandcamp cornucopia of musical fantasy...and I discovered this post-punk marvel. Hailing from Portland, Oregon according to bandcamp,but from San Luis Obispo, CA according to facebook - their first release, An Open Door, came out in 2011. This is their third album, but it is a rather short album, less than 30 minutes. Those thirty minutes, however, are superb. They said they would be reissuing their catalog this Fall, but I have not seen this to be happening yet. Keep up with them in facebook. Firmly planted in the post-punk genre, Soft Kill carries on where bands like Interpol, She Wants Revenge, Glorious Din, and others either gave up or phased out. Soft Kill manages to sound new, fresh, and important while staying true to their chosen sound. So many, like Interpol and She Wants Revenge, couldn't grow within the framework of their genre and started pulling from other styles. I am impressed that this lot seem secure in their sound and aren't jerki…
One of my greater regrets is missing the chance to see Mike Johnson live at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR some years back. Listening to his "The Uninvited" album today I was reminded it has been too long since he released anything I am aware of. "The Uninvited" came out in 2011 and though he uploaded albums to bandcamp in 2016 the hope of new music to come has faded.
His facebook page has a recent post but just linking to bandcamp and the post before that is over a year old.
If you are unfamiliar with him please check him out. Here is my favorite album "Gone Out Of Your Mind"