April 21, 2016

Soft-Copy-New-Album-2016-v3Dust is a collection of songs and jams from 2015-2016, and our final release. Thanks to all of our friends and fans for supporting us for the past 10 years.
Listen on Bandcamp

Listen on iTunes / Apple Music

Updated Catalogue on iTunes

February 11, 2016

Wolf-Wolves-and-More-Wolves---Front-Cover-only It’s been almost 10 years since the first Soft Copy recording, and to celebrate, we’ve posted our back catalogue on iTunes and Apple Music. Enjoy!

Beach Holiday

April 11, 2014

Soft-Copy---Beach-Holiday-1600pxTake a listen to our Beach Holiday: a delight of pulsating drum machine rock music. Listen over at Soundcloud and Bandcamp, or buy it over at iTunes or stream on Apple Music.

Andrew McAllister: Guitars, Bass, Drum programming.
Matt Webb: Bass, Drum programming.
Thanks to John McArdle and Paul Boddum for their contributions.
Recorded at 660 Richmond and at home in Winter 2014.

Home Invasion

August 21, 2013


March 3, 2013

Take a listen to our latest EP over at Soundcloud and Bandcamp: Accidents. Up on iTunes at the end of the week. Recorded at 660 Richmond in January of 2012 with Boddum (drums), McAllister (guitars, vocals) and Webb (bass).

Take a listen to Not Thinking:

[audio http://softcopy.andrewmcallister.ca/static-content/mp3/not_thinking.mp3]



Shout Out Out Out Out PosterSpanish Moss and Total Loss Album Release Show for Shout Out Out Out Out.

With Jeremy Glenn, Beta Frontiers and Soft Copy.

Horseshoe Tavern
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Doors: 8:30p
Tickets: $12.50 advance
Tickets available at HS/RT/SS/TM. 19+

Read more at the Facebook Event page.

Listen to the new Shout Out Out Out Out record streaming live from Exclaim.ca


June 12, 2012

NO BEAT RADIO on CIUT 89.5 dropped in on Soft Copy this week to speak to us before our NXNE 2012 show at the BOAT on Thursday 14 June 2012. We selected some favourite tracks and recorded a previously unreleased track called “Non-Controversial”. For those that missed it, you can listen to the episode here or connect with them on the NO BEAT Facebook page.

Join Soft Copy at THE BOAT, Thursday 14 June at North By Northeast (NXNE) 2012.

Here’s are some of the other bands playing that night! We played with GAY before at the Bicycle Film Fest and are looking forward to seeing them again.


Until then, check out our new Bandcamp page.

Soft Copy at Wavelength 531

December 29, 2011

Soft Copy at WL531Thanks to Wavelength for an excellent show at number 531. Here’s a sample of our performance:

Beggars and Choosers – Soft Copy – Live at WL531

Line-up for Wavelength 531

  • OPOPO (electro rebel rock)
  • The Whirlybirds (JUST ADDED! soulful indie-rock, ex-Diableros)
  • Holy Mount (Oshawa stoner rock)
  • Soft Copy (purveyors of vicous post-punk modernism unveil new bassist & digital EP!)
  • This Mess (classic spazzy poste-punke, show #1!)

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Soft Copy Releases Games

November 5, 2011

We’re very happy to announce the release of Games on November 5, 2011. We’re proud to say that true to tradition, the 3-song EP was entirely written and recorded by Soft Copy, with an absolute minimum of studio trickery: just 100% honest to goodness live off the floor noise. It’s available on iTunes, but why not have a listen first.

Similarly, the original artwork is by London-based artist Emer O’Brien, in a tradition of us working with other artists and designers such as Paul Boddum and Dan McCafferty (no, not the lead singer of Nazareth, the Toronto based designer) and Shelley Heebner McCafferty.


November 5, 2011

Released November 5, 2011
iTunes / Amazon MP3

  1. Brutes
    [audio http://softcopy.andrewmcallister.ca/static-content/mp3/Brutes.mp3]
  2. Detente
  3. Beggars and Choosers

Cover image by Emer O’Brien.

Detente (Studio Session)

November 4, 2011

Recorded Friday 20 May 2011. “Detente”, a new track from Soft Copy with Paul Boddum on Drums, Andrew McAllister on Guitar and Vocals, and Matt Webb on Bass.

Video by Andrew McAllister. Recording by Soft Copy. Thanks to Alastair MacLeod.

Recorded Friday 20 May 2011. “Brutes”, a new track from Soft Copy (version 3) with Paul Boddum on Drums, Andrew McAllister on Guitar and Vocals, and Matt Webb on Bass.

Video by Matt Webb. Recording by Soft Copy. Thanks to Alastair MacLeod.

Vicious Modernism

January 30, 2011

Released January 30, 2010
CD, iTunesAmazon

    1. Hot Cakes [audio http://softcopy.andrewmcallister.ca/static-content/mp3/01%20Hot%20Cakes.mp3]
    2. Extracurricular [audio http://softcopy.andrewmcallister.ca/static-content/mp3/02%20Extracurricular.mp3]
    3. Bad Wiring
    4. First Date
    5. Public School
    6. Unfriend
    7. Well Read
    8. Domestic Policy
    9. Tequila Thursday
    10. No Problem
    11. Evil

Public School

July 28, 2010

This song is featured in Episode 1007 of Degrassi, which aired Wednesday, July 28th, on Much Music in Canada and TeenNick in the USA. Degrassi Season 10!


February 7, 2010

Extracurricular from Vicious Modernism by Soft Copy. Saturday January 30, 2010, CD Release show with Danger Bay (Tape Release!), Steve Shiffman & The Land of No (From New York City!). The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. (West of Ossington)

Hot Cakes

January 24, 2010

Soft Copy’s first music video from the 2010 release “Vicious Modernism”: Hot Cakes. Video by Andrew McAllister.

Wolf, Wolves and More Wolves

January 18, 2010

Released 2006
CD, iTunesAmazon

  1. Indie Hash
  2. Pan American
  3. In My Pocket
  4. Anti-Hero
  5. Stella Only [audio http://softcopy.andrewmcallister.ca/static-content/mp3/05%20Stella%20Only.mp3]
  6. Computer Says No
  7. In the Summer
  8. On the Outside
  9. I, Faker
  10. Hope, BC [audio http://softcopy.andrewmcallister.ca/static-content/mp3/10%20Hope%20BC.mp3]

Past Shows

December 4, 2009