A darkpop band with intensely beautiful--yet often vengeful--songs, Soda Ash delivers dirty angel music with blistering punch and sensual emotion. Asserting melodic claims and pleas like restless spirits; soulful swansongs flesh out lilting sounds of murder, loss, ghosts, love, sea and sleep-less nights.
Finding their influences in such varied genres as industrial rock, punk, new wave, lounge and Britpop, Soda Ash presents the listener with a paradigm of rock music--without sacrificing pop sensibilities. Soda Ash leads their audience down a path filled with throbbing drums, dancing bass, hypnotizing guitar riffs, haunting keyboard melodies, and a healthy dose of twenty-first century spite. Reviewers have compared them to bands as diverse as Curve, The Velvet Underground, Hole, Garbage, Placebo, Vast, Jesus & Mary Chain, Ministry and Nick Cave.
Formed in the North American college town of Columbia, MO, Soda Ash built a sizable following in Missouri and have played coast to coast, recently relocating to Savannah, GA. Soda Ash's live show has been described as, "an energy filled romp, filled with sexy anger and vitality." As regionally different as the trio is musically, the complete package is one that must be witnessed in person, live-breathing-pulsing.
In January 1999, Soda Ash released their debut LP, Sci-Fi Lullaby, on fledgeling indie label Graffenberg Records. In December 2000, Soda Ash released their sophomore effort, Box of Gods and Tech Noir in 2003. Their 4th CD, Yamato (2005), was the first produced by Soda Ash's own Erin Knowles. Soda Ash's 5th CD, a more techno-industrial effort: Smiles From Strangers, was released in 2007. Bandmembers are currently living in Columbia, MO and Savannah, GA, recording at home and doing the electronic thing.