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Five Years In, Brooklyn Record Label Mexican Summer Deserves To Be Celebrated

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013

The Soft Pack, Crocodiles, Heavy Hawaii, Black Elephant @ Glass House, Pomona 10/19/12

A double bill of bands formerly from San Diego stopped by the Glass House in Pomona Friday night, where Crocodiles unleashed their psychedelic tinged fuzz from their latest Frenchkiss-released album Endless Flowers and the Soft Pack unfurled a number of rocking tracks from their Mexican Summer released Strapped. Check out the photos above and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 22, 2012

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012

The Soft Pack – “Tallboy”

Here's another cut from the Soft Pack's forthcoming Strapped, a midtempo rock cut called "Tallboy." In it, Matt Lamkin wonders if redemption is at the bottom of a tallboy. In my eyes, it's clearly an answer to JEFF The Brotherhood's "Sixpack." Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 16, 2012

The Soft Pack – “Saratoga”

L.A. garage ramblers the Soft Pack will put out a new record this fall and today the foursome came through with the sunny, relatively atmospheric single "Saratoga." The new one is called Strapped, a 12-track record whose songs were culled from around 30 demos. Stream it below and check out tour dates while you're there. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 9, 2012

Arctic Monkeys, The Soft Pack @ The Glass House, Pomona 4/11/12

The blitz of sideshows prior to and around both Coachella weekends kicked off in grand fashion as Arctic Monkeys played to a sold out pack of rabid fans at the tiny Glass House in Pomona. Alex Turner and the boys were in top form as they rifled through an eighteen song set that included… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 12, 2012

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played "In The Mouth A Desert." Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn't feel especially… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010

New Soft Pack Video – “Answer To Yourself” (Stereogum Premiere)

San Diego quartet the Soft Pack were called the Muslims when we suggested you keep your eyes on them. They shifted the name, but their Strokes-esque Stooges-inspired post-punk rock 'n' roll remains the same (even when they go acoustic). They reminded me of a preppy Richard Hell and the Voidoids when I first… More »

By: brandon / November 11, 2009

Phoenix Have Now Played Every Late Night Talk Show This Year

Except Carson Daly, but he doesn't really count. The roll call: Fallon, Conan, Letterman, Kimmel. Hell even SNL. So in the interest of exhausting Phoenix's every move, here's their performance of "Girlfriend" for Craig Ferguson last night, including two more recent installments from the never-ending parade of Phoemixes (i.e. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2009

Friendly Fires Remix Phoenix

Just when you thought we were putting a cap on our ongoing coverage of how it's been a Very Phoenix Summer, with the logical extension of the band's brand expansion (stumping for fun-loving luxury SUVs, naturally), here we are today -- another day, another Phoenix remix. But this one's fun! Pretty fun. Instead of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2009

New Soft Pack – “Pull Out” (Live)

They were the Muslims, then they became the Soft Pack, but whatever the San Diego quartet are calling themselves, they remain one worth keeping an eye on. The band's working on a full-length for Kemado and have begun posting primers and previews on their newly relaunched site. A notable recent addition i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 24, 2009

Decomposed: The Soft Pack

Not too long ago we told you the Muslims changed their name to the Soft Pack. That's true enough and was likely a good move because now folks can actually concentrate on the music, but it doesn't change the San Diego quartet's BTW status. In fact, proving themselves quite literally a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2008

The Soft Pack – Studio Pics

Not too long ago we told you the Muslims changed their name to the Soft Pack. That's true enough and was likely a good move because now folks can actually concentrate on the music, but it doesn't change the San Diego quartet's BTW status. In fact, proving themselves quite literally a Band To… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 22, 2008

The Soft Pack – “Redheaded Girl”

Not too long ago we told you the Muslims changed their name to the Soft Pack. That's true enough and was likely a good move because now folks can actually concentrate on the music, but it doesn't change the San Diego quartet's BTW status. In fact, proving themselves quite literally a Band To… More »

By: jim / December 21, 2008

The Soft Pack – “Extinction”

Not too long ago we told you the Muslims changed their name to the Soft Pack. That's true enough and was likely a good move because now folks can actually concentrate on the music, but it doesn't change the San Diego quartet's BTW status. In fact, proving themselves quite literally a Band To… More »

By: jim / December 21, 2008

The Soft Pack – “Call It A Day”

Not too long ago we told you the Muslims changed their name to the Soft Pack. That's true enough and was likely a good move because now folks can actually concentrate on the music, but it doesn't change the San Diego quartet's BTW status. In fact, proving themselves quite literally a Band To… More »

By: jim / December 21, 2008

The Muslims Change Their Name

It's official, San Diego BTW the Muslims have changed their name to the Soft Pack. Take a trek to their new MySpace and decide if they mean this (people do compare them to the Strokes) or plain ol' Cigarettes. More »

By: brandon / December 1, 2008

Band To Watch: The Muslims

Assured-beyond-their-years San Diego quartet the Muslims will definitely get a lot of attention for their name, but we're much more interested in the band's catchy, sorta sloppy and stark post-punk-infused rock 'n' roll. They mix a kind of Strokes-y, and therefore VU, detachment and something that bumps in the night like Hell and hi… More »

By: brandon / April 4, 2008