When the rock band the Golden Republic broke up in 2006, some of its members went on to form the Republic Tigers, while others, like Ben Grimes, tried to figure out what to do next. The break up was not easy for Grimes, who told the Pitch, "After the Golden Republic broke up, I was burned. At the time, I was like, 'I'm done!'" Desperate for a fresh start, the next year Grimes and his wife moved from Kansas City to Nashville, where the musical inspiration around him provided that old itch for songwriting. Realizing that music was indeed his life's passion, he moved back to Kansas City and started his new project: Soft Reeds. The debut album Soft Reeds Are Bastards launched two days ago and contains rock/pop melodies, rousing guitar and clever instrumentation. The track below features a kicking upbeat rock tune summered with reverb and spliced with rhythmic "heh!"s to keep you energized.