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THE SOFT PACK & OTHER GREAT AMOEBA IN-STORES THIS WEEK

Posted by Billyjam, January 27, 2010 11:20am | Post a Comment
  The Soft Pack 'Answer to Yourself' live on 91X (2009)

Formerly known as The Muslims, San Diego indie rock outfit The Soft Pack will play for free at Amoeba Music Berkeley this evening at 6pm. The band has an amazingly catchy sound that they unleash on their about to drop (The Soft Packnext Tuesday) self-titled debut on Kemado Records (and on Heavenly Records in the UK). What I personally love about these guys' sound, especially the new album track "Answer To Yourself," which has been stuck in my head for the past two days straight, is how much it reminds me of one of my favorite eras of music: Belfast Northern Ireland punk circa 1979/1980 on the Good Vibrations label. I love it and the rest of the head nodding, retro-sounding tracks that I have heard off the new album (recorded with Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys). At today's Amoeba Berkeley in-store, you can pre-order it, in addition to getting an autographed CD booklet along with a limited-edition 7" Wayne Hancockfrom the band (while supplies last at the Telegraph Ave. Amoeba today only).

Above is the band playing live on radio station 91X a few months ago and below is a clip of them doing an instore at the Hollywood Amoeba on October 29th, 2008.