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surprise surprise i stuffed myself inside an envelop, and all this time i thought that i was too big to fit, i couldn't lie to save my life but i am sure that i told you a million times that i was really good at keeping secrets just as long as no one got suspicious, and everyone i knew knew better than to ask, the only thing i said was "no comment," you let me get away with pleading the fifth. i guess that you could say my letter was an alien ship that suddenly landed on your front lawn, so do you run inside to hide or do you come out making hand signs and humming the "close encounters" song, or maybe you pretend that you're singing along, your mouth moves but not much sound comes out, and you remind me a little bit of myself, you must be guilty if you're pleading the fifth. we have a lot in common, we have no comment. i never asked to be the alien, but i grew sick and tired of playing dead, or maybe it was you who was playing dumb, either way it's time that i incriminate myself, and watch the ball fall into your court.


from Ray versus Macbeth & the Music Box (part one), released December 2, 2014
written, performed & recorded by julia serano (aka, *soft vowel sounds*)


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*soft vowel sounds* Oakland, California

*soft vowel sounds* offers a rather novel mix of deliciously percussive & dissonant guitar noises, catchy-as-hell melodies, smart yet silly lyrics, unconventional yet charming vocals, and occasional keyboard & bird squawks. imagine something like Sonic Youth meets They Might Be Giants, except performed by a quirky queer woman. the brainchild of former Bitesize guitarist/singer Julia Serano. ... more

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