The Soft Pack is a band from San Diego that I just discovered thanks to their performance Friday night on The Late Show with David Letterman. http://bit.ly/arCNUU
I had heard some buzz about these guys and certain publications are calling their album the most anticipated record of 2010. The performance on Letterman was one of those rare instances when I was bowled over upon first exposure to a band.
They exude a nonchalant demeanor paired with a ferocity that reminds me of The Walkmen. I went to Reckless on Sunday and eagerly purchased the record. It sounds solid and reminds me of the guitar work that made me love The Strokes Is This It? when that first came out.
I would be remiss not to mention that The Soft Pack were previously known as The Muslims and released one album under that name. They are now firmly on my radar and will play The Empty Bottle on Friday April 9th. For a free download of the track “Answer To Yourself” go here http://bit.ly/dd54Es