ALBUM OF THE WEEK

The Soft Pack
The Soft Pack
Kemado
Released: 02.02.10
CD/LP+download




We've been holding off on making The Soft Pack our album of the week. While it's been out since February, we don't think this album can be fully appreciated until the weather breaks. While we aren't out of the barren woods just yet, there are enough nice days coming up that you should get this record ready to blast out your car windows.

The 10 songs that make up The Soft Pack are fun, non-stop, and really damn catchy. Check out the tracks below, and you'll see what we mean. The first track hits the ground running with "C'mon", and never lets up until the final note. It's all jangly chords propelling you into each melody, and wide-eyed garage rock for sunny days with zero responsibilities. Let this record be the soundtrack to your summer.

Recommended If You Like:
Black Lips, Jay Reatard, The Thermals, jumping around, fun.

Looks Like:

a pep rally.

Feels Like:
a startling wake-up call.

Smells Like
:
a bonfire on the beach.

Listen to When
:
summer BBQin'.

Vinyl the Cat says:

OPEN THE WINDOWS!

The Soft Pack - Down on Loving
The Soft Pack - Answer to Yourself

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