This guy’s got great taste in tunes

Have you heard of Soft Fangs? He’s an American singer/songwriter, and he makes the kind of laid-back folk-rock music that Ryan Adams would be proud of producing. This is his new single – it’s called Elephant Girl, and we think that it’s rather good:

 

 

He’s not bad at all, is he

As a matter of fact, we think that he’s pretty flippin’ talented. Now, if there’s one thing we know, it’s that really talented musicians usually have really, really good taste in music themselves. That’s why we thought it might be a good idea to ask Soft Fangs to put together a playlist of his ten favourite acoustic songs, exclusively for the listening pleasure of you lovely lot.

You can find his full playlist at the bottom of the page; but, for now, here’s Soft Fangs telling you a bit about why he chose a few of the songs on his playlist:

Nick Drake – From the Morning

The mood that Nick Drake is able to create with just an acoustic guitar has always been, and will continue to be, mesmerising.

 

 

Elliott Smith – Condor Ave

This song tells such a story; the narrative of the two characters interweaves so beautifully with the music.

 

 

Bob Dylan – Boots of Spanish Leather

Similar to Elliott, I’m entranced by Dylan’s narrative structure to his songs. You have to wait until the very end to find out what’s going to happen, and I like that.

 

 

Shel Silverstein – Fuck ‘em

Shel Silverstein is an absolute madman and this song is brilliant.

 

 

Beck – Hollow Log

One of the most carefree, lackadaisical songs I think I’ve ever heard. I love everything about it.

 

 

Check out Soft Fangs’ playlist of his ten favourite acoustic songs:

 

 

Soft Fangs’ new album, Fractures, is out on September 1st on Disposable America.

 

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