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The Soft Pack

The band formerly known as the Muslims just announced some more tour dates including a show at Mercury Lounge and one at Union Pool. All dates below...

The Soft Pack (Muslims) - 2008/09 Tour Dates
Dec 14 - MARQUEE THEATRE w/ Bloc Party Tempe, AZ
Dec 15 - CANE'S w/ Franz Ferdinand San Diego, California
Dec 16 - HOUSE OF BLUES w/ Bloc Party San DIego, California
Dec 19 - THE ECHOPLEX w/ Darker My Love Los Angeles, California
Dec 30 - BRIXTON w/ The Nightmarchers Redondo Beach, California
Dec 31 - BELLY UP TAVERN w/ The NightMarchers Solana Beach, California
Jan 14 - SCHUBAS Chicago, IL
Jan 16 - MERCURY LOUNGE w/ The Browns NEW YORK
Jan 17 - UNION POOL w/ The Browns BROOKLYN, NY
Jan 23 - BIMBOS w/ The Raveonettes San Francisco, California
Jan 24 - HENRY FONDA THEATRE w/ The Raveonettes Los Angeles, California
Feb 15 - 'NME Brats' at Carling Academy Islington w/ The Black Lips London, London and South East
Feb 17 - White Heat at Madame JoJo's London, London and South East
May 17 - ATP FESTIVAL w/ The Breeders Minehead, UK, Southwest



Comments (15)

why did they change their name? this is like something out of spinal tap or monty python.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2008 8:28 PM

Double Dragon bitches

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2008 10:26 PM

Oh man, I would kill to play double dragon right now.

Posted by Dooder City | December 9, 2008 10:32 PM

They don't make em like they used to.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 8:25 AM

they signed with management that's tied to Radiohead's management company. looks like they've gone from obscure internet band from san diego to the bigtime kids. ATP Festival? wow. that was fast.....oh, yea...they have big connections now.

too bad their new band name sucks big fat 'industry' balls...

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 9:53 AM

I hate the new name but love the old songs. If they had major management, then why the fuck are they still playing the merc and union pool???

Posted by Jay Reatard's Accountant | December 10, 2008 10:18 AM

Who is going to make the most money in 2009?

1) Matt & Kim
2) King Khan
3) Jay Reatard
4) The Soft Pack
5) Black Lips

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 10:24 AM

So basically hand-pick any generic indie band and give them upscale management and lots of cash and they're suddenly thrust in our faces?

Somehow I don't think that shit works these days. These bands might get a few new quick fans, but if they're generating reprocessed crap, they'll be yesterday's news very fast... in part because there are another 346234534523 bands that could be given the same treatment.

Also, like someone else said -- big management and the best they can do is headline Union Pool?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 10:32 AM

"Also, like someone else said -- big management and the best they can do is headline Union Pool?"

WTF are you talking about? What does management have to do with what venue you play? If they think they can sell out Bowery Ballroom, they'll play Bowery Ballroom. They're just not there yet.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 10:37 AM

It's simple, 10:37, if the can only headline tiny venues, they're not ready to waste the dollars of major management, but a major management company can live with that decision. That's "WTF" I'm talking about. Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 10:43 AM


you have no idea what you're talking about...or have a clue. it's simple. theyre a 'buzz' band that a major management company took on. period. they took them off the market from other managers - whether a big band or small band, it doesnt matter. what matters is that they have them and they see the potential for the future - in making money and throwing them on bigger tours. who cares that theyre playing Union Pool. thats not the point. it's a slow build...development. period.

the muslims, soft pack, whatever - are a flash in the pan. this years - next years Black Kids. they'll play a ton of shows at SXSW and be the press darlings. it's too bad the band members are such boring dolts. but it is what it is.


Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 10:53 AM

Man who cares, some people try too hard to hate things. Good music that I enjoy, who cares if the name changed or if they got noticed, just ignore that crap and you will enjoy your life a lot more.

Posted by Joel | December 10, 2008 11:00 AM

but the point is that they're not going to have the longevity to take on a true slow build; you could argue that the muslims have been building for a year as it is. that's what gets lost in a pool of literally hundreds (thousands?) of similar-sounding indie darling hype bands. you grab a few, shoot for the stars, and pray for for the best, knowing that whatever the success - if any - is going to be very short lived.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 1:05 PM

Oh maaaan does that pic remind me of my ol' nemisis, Don Flamingo!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2008 1:16 PM

Put softskin to the test and the Soft Pack in your pants. With a velvety-soft life-like "skin" and scrotum, this accommodating packer (not firm enough to be used for penetration) puts the "real" back in "realistic." The Soft Pack 1 features a smaller shaft and larger testicles than the other models. Available in chocolate or peach.

Posted by Hard Pack | December 22, 2008 7:26 PM

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