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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 »

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 his Voidoid… More »

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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…
Andrew Youssef | October 22, 2012 - 5:19 pm

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…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | August 16, 2012 - 1:41 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | July 9, 2012 - 1:10 pm
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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…
Andrew Youssef | April 12, 2012 - 9:48 am
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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…
stereogum | April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm
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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…
brandon | November 11, 2009 - 1:11 pm
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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'…
Amrit Singh | October 12, 2009 - 3:56 pm
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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 extensio…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2009 - 3:20 pm
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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
Amrit Singh | August 24, 2009 - 11:26 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2008 - 10:54 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | December 22, 2008 - 8:33 pm

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…
jim | December 21, 2008 - 5:25 pm
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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…
jim | December 21, 2008 - 5:24 pm
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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…
jim | December 21, 2008 - 5:14 pm
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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…
brandon | December 1, 2008 - 9:38 am
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