For those who don’t know, Mudvayne bassist Ryan Martinie has found a new band in Soften The Glare. They describe their sound as “Instrumental/Prog/Jazz/Rock/Funk/Chaos” which is actually quite fitting given the material they’ve released.
They’ve just announced a September 1st release date for their debut album “Making Faces”! They’ll also have advanced copies for sale at these upcoming shows:
07/12 High Point, NC – Yesterday’s Music
07/13 Lexington, NC – High Rock Outfitters
07/14 Sevierville, TN – Club 1341
To bolster this, they’ve released two new singles by the name of “March Of The Cephalopods” and “Mission Possible”. They’ve also let loose wit the following statement:
When Ryan Martinie, Bon Lozaga and Mitch Hull get together as Soften The Glare, they unleash a new world…an amalgamation of sounds!! Bon and Ryan first met in LA and started talking about getting together to create new music. They didn’t know what to expect. Now as Soften The Glare, their music is evolving and constantly changing, combining both their worlds and beyond. Musically, the new debut album weaves an instrumental jazz/rock direction with elements of metal, funk, prog and a touch of chaos!
Ryan Martinie is known for his bass playing and songwriting for Mudvayne. Numerous world tours (including a stint with Korn), MTV awards and millions of records sold are part of his musical history. Bon Lozaga (Gong, Tiny Boxes) is known in the jazz/rock world and jamband scene (playing with moe. and Umphreys McGee) and has released over a dozen albums. Together, they create Soften The Glare!
Soften The Glare: Facebook