Friday, January 14, 2011

Modern Outsider Records Signs Soft Swells

   Photo by Ryan Musick
Modern Outsider Records, the creation of married music industry veterans Chip and Erin Adams, is thrilled to announce Soft Swells, the new indie pop band of Tim Williams, as the label’s first signing. “Tim Williams has been a good friend of ours for a number of years and when he came to us with his new Soft Swells project, we jumped at the opportunity to work with him,” exclaims Chip Adams. “We are proud to unveil Soft Swells’ debut single as the first release on Modern Outsider.” “Every Little Thing” will be released digitally on February 22.

“Signing to Modern Outsider is truly a dream come true for me,” Williams reveals. “Not only do I get to work on the music I love, I get to do it with Chip and Erin Adams, two of the hardest working and sweetest people in the entire music industry.” Williams began his music career as a singer/songwriter crafting folk-tinged melodies. He emerged on the Brooklyn indie scene in the early 2000s and released three well-received albums on Dovecote Records. After relocating to Los Angeles from Nashville via New York last year, Williams formed Soft Swells, a nod to his beachy new surroundings. The band features Williams’ longtime friend and collaborator Matt Welsh of the alt-country band Phonograph. First single, “Every Little Thing,” is replete with Williams’ canny pop songwriting and features full use of his band’s arsenal: reverby guitar, subtle electronics, stuttering and snapping drums, handclaps and a ringing xylophone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Soft Swells Tour Starts Next Week!!!

Photography by Jennifer Marigliano

Soft Swells Tour Starts Next Week!!!

10/20 Boston @ Great Scott w/ Rocky Votolato & Ha Ha Tonka
10/21 Teaneck @ Mexicali w/ Rocky Votolato & Ha Ha Tonka
10/22 Philadelphia @ Milkboy w/ The Fleeting Ends
10/23 NYC @ Fontanas (Flea Marketing CMJ Showcase) w/ New Numbers, Brian Bonz, Dark Dark Dark, Fairmont
10/24 Portland @ Slainte
10/25 Portsmouth @ The Red Door

Want to hear some Soft Swells? Shoot me a message. tim @

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

tim williams push the fiver wednesdays 10pm

UK! Tune into PUSH to hear "I Hit Another Wall" and "Murderous Air" off my latest record Careful Love!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Show This Friday May 21 Rockwood Music Hall 8pm Free!!!

Show this Friday, May 21st @ Rockwood Music Hall (Room #2) at 8pm with the most excellent w/ Matthew Welsh, James Preston, and Ramblin' Rob Heath!!!

This one is FREE so do us a solid and swing on by!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Photo by Matthew Welsh

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tim Williams Hotel Cafe Tuesday, March 30th

See Tim perform live Tuesday, March 30th @ Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.
Show starts at 7pm!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just Press Play Reviews Careful Love

"Careful Love is blessedly not the soundtrack to the tale of a man saved/rejected by his personal circumstance. What he gives is earned; let’s hope we deserve it."