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New Music: The Soft Pack – “Saratoga”

on July 09, 2012, 1:25pm

 New Music: The Soft Pack   Saratoga

On September 25th, San Diego’s The Soft Pack returns with its long-awaited sophomore LP, Strapped, via Mexican Summer. Described by the label as “adventurous,” the latest venture finds the band “exploring the possibilities of how they can push their sound.”

Today, the garage rockers offer the album’s first single “Saratoga”. Unlike their 2010 self-titled debut, vocalist Matt Lamkin sounds rather hidden (nearly muted) here, overwhelmed by a blessing of phased, distorted guitars. Though altogether, it’s quite a laid back listen. Stream below and consult the album’s tracklist and the band’s forthcoming tour dates shortly after.

Strapped Tracklist:
01. Saratoga
02. Second Look
03. They Say
04. Tallboy
05. Bobby Brown
06. Chinatown
07. Ray’s Mistake
08. Oxford Ave.
09. Everything I Know
10. Head on Ice
11. Bound to Fall
12. Captain Ace

The Soft Pack 2012 Tour Dates:
07/26 – New York, NY @ Pier 84
07/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
07/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
09/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF
09/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF
09/21 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09/22 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
09/25 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
09/26 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
09/27 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eye Jacks
09/28 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
09/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/02 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/03 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/06 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
10/09 – Toronto, ON @Garrison
10/10 – Toronto, ON @ Garrison
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
10/12 – Chicago, IL @Lincoln Hall
10/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
10/16 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
10/17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

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