San Diego's Soft Pack aren't part of any nascent glo- or post-anything. They don't use samples, can't be described as "spacey" or "shimmery" and--against fashion--aren't a "one-man-band."
What the Soft Pack are is the best garage rock band this side of Santa Barbara. Their self-titled debut under the Soft Pack moniker (they released an LP as the Muslims in 2008) is a study in lean, precise pop-punk that makes one's toes tap and fingers snap.
Check out "C'mon" and "Answer to Yourself" and tell me you wouldn't kill to be at that show.
mp3-> The Soft Pack - C'Mon [from The Soft Pack, out Feb. 2 on Kemado]
If you dug that, then this will blow your mind. The Soft Pack are playing 10 (TEN) shows in the LA area TODAY.
The next one is at 3:30 at Fingerprints in Long Beach, but they'll be around all day until what promises to be a freakin awesome warehouse party tonight in Frogtown somewhere (I'll be there). All dates / addresses below:
4612 E. 2nd St
Long Beach, CA
Secret Beach Show
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w/ Crystal Antlers
Fan House Party in Downey, CA
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4670 Hollywood Blvd.
Silverlake House Party
w/ Woah Hunx
@ The Nomad Gallery
1993 Blake Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
w/SLANG CHICKENS & WOAH HUNX.