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by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Soft Pack - Answer to Yourself (MP3)
The Soft Pack's self-titled debut album is out February 2 on Kemado and the band will embark on a whirlwind tour around it, including a FREE show at Cake Shop on 2/5. In the midst of this, they'll play ten shows around the Los Angeles area in one day (January 30), including the home of a fan who won an online contest to have the band play there. The FYF Fest is helping out on this, letting The Soft Pack use their vegetable oil fueled bus for the marathon run of shows that day. The band will also play The Late Show with David Letterman on February 12.
Recorded in Brooklyn last summer with producer Eli Janney, the Soft Pack's debut is ten songs that just barely cracks the 30 minute mark. The speed and snarl's still there, as is the band's knack for a catchy tune. And I'm pleased to say they've only recycled one song from their Muslims days ("Parasites"). It's a solid record. You can check out "Answer to Yourself" at the top of this post.
All Soft Pack tour dates and videos for "Answer to Yourself" and "C'mon" are below.
The Soft Pack - "Answer to Yourself"
The Soft Pack - "C'mon"
The Soft Pack - 2010 U.S. Tour Dates
1/23 Seattle, WA @ Sonic Boom (In-store, 1pm)
1/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox (w. Phoenix)
1/24 Portland, OR @ Music Millennium (In-store, 2pm)
1/24 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (w. Phoenix)
1/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (w. Phoenix)
1/27 Berekely, CA @ Amoebia Berkely (In-Store, 6pm)
1/28 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
1/30 Los Angeles, CA @ 10 Locations across the city
2/2 San Diego, CA @ The Tower * RECORD RELEASE PARTY!
2/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Reward * FREE SHOW / ALL AGES
2/5 New York, NY @ Cake Shop * FREE SHOW! / ALL AGES