Strapped (LP)


The Soft Pack

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The Soft Pack update their winning formula of hooks-first, propulsive rock ‘n’ roll on Strapped. “Saratoga” surges fast and bubbles over into the frothy jangle-pop of “Second Look,” replete with a heavily effected saxophone solo. “Tallboy’s” organ riff and cheeky lyrics make double-hangover regret sound like a blast. “Bobby Brown” pairs islandy riffs and a synth hook with Matt Lamkin’s deadpan vocals in a song that feels like a perfect fleeting romance. The band keeps things rolling smoothly, much as they did on their first album, with songs that rarely break the three-minute mark, employing a brevity most bands unwisely chuck and keeping things sounding youthful and brisk, even on balladesque jams like “Everything I Know,” save for an aquatic rock epic that ends the album, “Captain Ace.” “Jump on in, the water’s fine, we make mistakes and leave them all behind” Lamkin sings on “Ray’s Mistake.” The thing is, they rarely do.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Saratoga
The Soft Pack 02:36
2.
Second Look
The Soft Pack 02:48
3.
They Say
The Soft Pack 02:25
4.
Tallboy
The Soft Pack 02:56
5.
Bobby Brown
The Soft Pack 03:51
6.
Chinatown
The Soft Pack 02:46


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ray's Mistake
The Soft Pack 02:55
2.
Oxford Ave.
The Soft Pack 02:04
3.
Everything I Know
The Soft Pack 02:37
4.
Head On Ice
The Soft Pack 02:04
5.
Bound To Fall
The Soft Pack 03:06
6.
Captain Ace
The Soft Pack 06:42

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