Soft Abuse


The Ivytree

image of The Ivytree

Songs and sounds by Glenn Donaldson, recorded indoors and outdoors around San Francisco starting at the turn of the century.



  • Orchards & Caravans CD-R (2001, Jewelled Antler) [as The Birdtree]
  • The Sun is the Lamp CD-R (2003, Jewelled Antler)
  • Orchards & Caravans CD (2003, Last Visible Dog) [as The Birdtree]
  • Winged Leaves CD (2004, Catsup Plate)
  • split with Chris Smith 12" (2005, FatCat)
  • Unburdened Light LP (2018, Recital)
  • A Pillar of Clouds CS (2019, Soft Abuse)
  • A Pillar of Clouds lathe LP (2019, Kindling)

Other news

Chris Durham Church Shuttle

Church Shuttle rolls down the road

The mightily inzane Church Shuttle (AKA Chris Durham) is set to tour the northeast in tandem with fellow Michigan man continue reading →

Steven R. Smith

Sketchbook Rising

On May 31, Steven R. Smith releases the first new material under his given name in years & years. A continue reading →


Pumice live in Eurozones

Stefan Neville takes his Pumice show on the road, following time on battery for The Coolies. Catch him live if continue reading →

thistle group

Welcoming Thistle Group, her record & tour

Thistle Group started a few years back, while It Hurts was still an active entity, and has been the main continue reading →