Known for their energetic shows, intricate arrangements, and thoughtful songwriting, The Soonest have tirelessly worked on creating music that grows with every listen. The San Francisco quintet, comprised of members Young Lee (guitars/vocals), Andrew Wales (drums), Alex Stack (bass), Mark Quitevis (guitar) and Jonathan Posadas (guitar), started as a side project that quickly turned into a full band as they discovered their sound which has been described as rich and haunting and has been compared to bands such as The National, Bloc Party, and Arcade Fire. The members' diverse geographical backgrounds also help bring different perspectives to the music seeing how the members come from cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Jose.
A little over a year into their formation, The Soonest is preparing to follow up on their first EP, Quarters, with the Lions At Your Door EP. They have already captured the attention of many listeners as well publications such as CMJ, Performer Magazine, Deli Magazine, and Sonicbids and with "Lions At Your Doors", they're ready to showcase a new set of songs that build upon their already full sound.
The Soonest will be playing a string of San Francisco/Bay Area shows and then a West Coast tour to support the release of the EP which is set to be in June 2012.