The Soft Pink Truth

Real Name:
Drew Daniel
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The Soft Pink Truth (SPT) is a solo music project of Drew Daniel, one-half of the Baltimore-based experimental electronics duo Matmos. In 2001, a famous UK house producer Matthew Herbert dared Daniel that he couldn't produce a decent house record, which leads to a creation of The Soft Pink Truth.

Herbert released debut SPT tracks on his Soundslike label, followed by a full-length album Do You Party? in 2003. The second album Do You Want New Wave (Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth?) consisted of electronic interpretations of UK punk and American hardcore classics. The title of the album is referring to a Minutemen's song 'Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?'

The Soft Pink Truth went on an extended hiatus due to Daniel being preoccupied with academic work and Matmos, until the project resurrected in 2014 with a new album Why Do The Heathen Rage? on Thrill Jockey. Based on the same concept as D.Y.W.N.W.O.D.Y.W.T.S.P.T., this recording included covers of various black metal songs, with guest vocals by Antony Hegarty, Terence Hannum of Locrian, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Owen Gardner of Horse Lords.

The most recent album Why Pay More? was self-released by The Soft Pink Truth on Bandcamp under "name your price" model. The original material dates back to October 2007, when Daniel announced The Soft Pink Tube project with each track based solely on audio samples retrieved from YouTube through search queries "step", "looking", "acapella", "awesome" and "party." The project was abandoned after just one track, and eventually finished in November 2015.

The Soft Pink Truth also produced remixes for Björk, Smyglyssna, Brooks and Dani Siciliano, Tussle, Sketch Show, Otto Von Schirach, Drop The Lime, Eats Tapes, Fischerspooner, Hawnay Troof, Quartet, Subtle, Telepathe, Phiiliip, Merimell, Kevin Blechdom, Roots Manuva, Grizzly Bear, and Franz Ferdinand.
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Albums

SL07CD The Soft Pink Truth - Do You Party? album art The Soft Pink Truth Do You Party? (Album) Soundslike SL07CD Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SL 17 CD Promo The Soft Pink Truth - Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth? album art The Soft Pink Truth Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth? (Album) Soundslike SL 17 CD Promo UK 2004 Sell This Version
Thrill 368 The Soft Pink Truth - Why Do The Heathen Rage? album art The Soft Pink Truth Why Do The Heathen Rage? (Album) Thrill Jockey Thrill 368 US 2014 Sell This Version
none The Soft Pink Truth - Why Pay More? album art The Soft Pink Truth Why Pay More?(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (The Soft Pink Truth Self-released) none US 2015
none The Soft Pink Truth - Am I Free To Go? album art The Soft Pink Truth Am I Free To Go? (Album) Not On Label (The Soft Pink Truth Self-released) none US 2020
Thrill 519 The Soft Pink Truth - Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? album art The Soft Pink Truth Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? (Album) Thrill Jockey Thrill 519 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SL 03 The Soft Pink Truth - The Soft Pink Truth album art The Soft Pink Truth The Soft Pink Truth Soundslike SL 03 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SL 06 The Soft Pink Truth - Promo Funk album art The Soft Pink Truth Promo Funk Soundslike SL 06 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SL10 The Soft Pink Truth - Acting Crazy album art The Soft Pink Truth Acting Crazy Soundslike SL10 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Videos

none The Soft Pink Truth - Promofunk album art The Soft Pink Truth Promofunk(Betacam SP, Advance, PAL) Soundslike none UK 2002 Sell This Version