The Soft Pack, formerly the Muslims, just contributed a little acoustic set to Sterogum’s little acoustic feature called Decomposed. One of the songs they performed was “Call It a Day,” from their self-titled EP, the one with the sleeves the band had blasted with a shotgun by a retired cop (it’s already extremely hard to find copies). “Call It a Day” was one of my favorite rock songs of the whole year, and none of its sneering acidity gets compromised by the instrumentation here–in fact its dis-record elements come through a little stronger when you can hear the vocals this clearly.
They’re playing Schubas’ Tomorrow Never Knows festival on Wednesday, January 14. Jessica Hopper is writing about the Soft Pack for the List–I’ll be making do with this blog post, since I’m one of the DJs spinning upstairs during the show.