OK, lemme see if I got this right: The Soft Pack, which changed its name from The Muslims because it “started to seem like a burden,” will release an EP called The Muslims on Tuesday. Makes sense. Or not.
Though I’ve missed two chances to see the Soft Pack live – once at San Diego Street Scene and once opening for Bloc Party in Tempe – I have great affection for the group’s three-chord, three-minute no-frills rock.
To hype the EP release, a couple of acoustic tracks were sent around, including Red Headed Girl, which is not on The Muslims.