The Soft Pack

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The Soft Pack
Origin San Diego, United States
Genres Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock
Years active 2007–present
Labels Kemado, Heavenly Recordings, Mexican Summer
Associated acts The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
Website Official MySpace
Members Matt Lamkin
Matty McLoughlin
David Lantzman
Brian Hill

The Soft Pack is an indie rock band from San Diego, USA.[1]

History[edit]

The band was originally named The Muslims,[2] but changed the name due to "ignorant and racist" comments.[1] Matt Lamkin has stated Soft Pack can describe the band as being well mannered or it can refer to a device that when worn is intended to convince others that the wearer has a penis.[3] The band formed in San Diego but are now based in Los Angeles.[4]

Having released records through labels such as 1928 Recordings, Sweet Tooth Records, Caspian Records and I Hate Rock n' Roll, the band is currently signed to Kemado Records.

The band has signed a deal with Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music. The band released their debut full length album, The Soft Pack, on Kemado Records on February 26, 2010. It was produced by Eli Janney and recorded in Brooklyn, New York, at Saltlands Studio.

The band's single "Answer to Yourself" was the final song streamed on WOXY.com before its sudden shutdown on March 23, 2010.[5] Since August 2010 it is also used for the commercial of the Dutch beerbrand "Grolsch" On June 8, 2010, the indie rock band Nada Surf released a cover of The Soft Pack's "Bright Side" on their all-covers album "If I Had a Hi-Fi."

The band's second album, Strapped, was released on Mexican Summer on August 17, 2012[6]

The band performed "Answer to Yourself" on The Late Show with David Letterman,[7] dedicating their performance to the late Warren Zevon.

Band members[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Soft Pack (February 2, 2010, Kemado)
  • Strapped (September 25, 2012, Mexican Summer)

Singles[edit]

  • "Parasites"/"Walking With Jesus" (2008, I Hate Rock n' Roll) as The Muslims
  • "Extinction" (2008, Sweet Tooth) as The Muslims
  • "Nightlife" (2008, Caspian)
  • "Answer to Yourself" (2009, Kemado)
  • "Gagdad" (2010, Mexican Summer)
  • "Saratoga" (2012, Mexican Summer)

EPs[edit]

  • The Muslims (2008, 1928 Recordings) as The Muslims
  • Extinction (2009, Merok)

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