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American Soft

There are no casual Chris Staples fans. The man inspires devotion. The turnaround from casual listener to evangelist is nearly instantaneous. Play his music during a road trip with friends and inevitably someone will ask, "Who is this?" And a lifelong fan is born. Such is the unaffected power of these songs, of this voice. Chris Staples fandom is rewarding and lasting (despite his understated approach to promoting his own work, which — as it should be with all artists — seems secondary to the effort he puts into the making of it). We follow where he leads, and our numbers are growing.

Chris Staples premieres "Hold Onto Something" at the Onion AV Club 15 Jul 2014

Chris Staples has premiered "Hold Onto Something", from his upcoming Barsuk debut American Soft, at The Onion AV Club. The second single from American Soft, AV Club called the track "an intimate but sonically lush cut...", which you can listen to here. NPR's All Songs Considered raved about the first single, "Dark Side of the Moon", earlier this month.