New Music Monday: Chris Staples, “Hold Onto Something”















You might call American Soft, the latest release from Chris Staples (formerly of Twothirtyeight and presently Discover America), the sleeper hit record of the late summer.  Funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2011, it’s all kinds of mysterious and reminds us that there are still well-versed songwriters out there doing their thing.

The newly released video for Hold Onto Something was directed by Spencer Gentz. He asked the stars of what feels like a weird little short to memorize and recite the song’s lyrics at triple speed to create a trans-like delivery. We dig it.

Staples will tour with Manchester Orchestra this fall. The following dates have been announced:

10/31/14 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
11/04/14 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
11/06/14 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
11/07/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
11/08/14 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
12/03/14 – Chicago, IL – Irish American Heritage Center
12/06/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Temple Performing Arts Center
12/07/14 – New Haven, CT – Center Church on the Green
12/08/14 – Somerville, MA – Arts At The Armory
12/09/14 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
12/11/14 – Charleston, SC – Memminger Auditorium
12/12/14 – Durham, NC – Hayti Heritage Center
12/13/14 – McMinnville, TN – Volcano Room of Cumberland Cavern
**All Dates With Manchester Orchestra

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