Glasgow, Scotland-based Canadian synth artist Soft Riot has announced a new record called Second Lives, his ninth and new “compilation” album to be released by Possession Records on June 28. The release includes completely new versions of a few old songs from old albums (such as 2013’s Fiction Prediction), a track intended for a compilation that was never release, and an un-released track of each from previous recent albums When Push Comes To Shove (2019) and Chin Up (2020).

There’s two cover songs done by Canadian artists that were originally put out on releases now out-of-print: “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” by songwriter Bruce Cockburn from his 1984 album Stealing Fire as well as an interpretation of “We Are The Chopped” originally done by the legendary punk band Nomeansno from their debut album Mama (1982).

Soft Riot is also confirmed for Ombra Festival in November in Barcelona, and is firming up touring options in Europe for later in 2021/2022. Soft Riot is also booked at Gothic Pogo Festival in Leipzig, Germany on June 5, 2022 alongside Light Asylum and Tilly Electronics.

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Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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