The Royal Basement Podcast #10: Tony Ruland and Kyle Holland of SOFT SLEEP
Starting over is never easy. After the breakup of his longtime band (local heroes The Lonely Forest), guitarist Tony Ruland had no idea what to do with himself. When the perpetual motion machine that is being in a touring band grinds to a halt, what does one do with their time? For Ruland, that time was spent documenting fleeting ideas on a microcassette recorder. After stockpiling these ideas (and with no real vocal/lyrical ideas behind it), Ruland recruited former Cumulus drummer Kyle Holland, former Globes singer (and current Silver Torches frontman) Erik Walters, and former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla to help transform these sketches into fully fleshed out ideas, and Soft Sleep was born.
Tony and Kyle stopped by The Royal Basement on a whirlwind tour of Seattle press outlets to debut their new single and chat about bands ending, bands beginning, psychics, California Rolls, technology, and the sound of ulcers.
Tony and Kyle also picked out a playlist of ear candy specifically for you to listen to, available here via Rdio.