San Diego Radio Sucks Quite A Bit

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

24 Days 'til Coachella - The Soft Pack



Props to the Coachella.com site for embedding videos of lesser-known bands on their homepage. I think that's going to help these better bands get noticed, and will help those of us who like good music to avoid the shitstorm that usually happens in the tents on Friday early afternoon. BYOTP.

Luckily, The Soft Pack has the potential to be the former. I'm actually being hard on them because they seem to be local (this video has references to a Del Mar Pizza in the less desirable 858 area code), but I think they sound pretty good. They've got a nice, poppy feel that's neither too labored nor ingenuous, and they could end up being the first really good band of the day on Sunday.

I actually hope that's true, and Goldenvoice doesn't put them up against every other must-see band on Sunday, because there are a lot of them.

I've never said San Diego local bands suck. Well, some of them blow dead termites for meth change, but The Soft Pack sounds really cool.

1 comment:

berenice said...

yes, they sound good! and i actually liked the video, Del Mar pizza sounds soggy though... i will listen some more of them... didn't know you had a grudge against 858, but yeah!! 619 sounds cooler, more SD beach and less SUVs (<-- i said it right!!)