When vocalist/guitarist Matt Lamkin, guitarist Matty McLoughlin, bassist David Lantzman and drummer Brian Hill first assembled three years ago in San Diego, they christened themselves The Muslims, which could be construed as either extremely shrewd, funny or stupid, depending on your perspective. In any event, ignorance and racism won the day and the foursome were forced to change their name to The Soft Pack after a year of gigs, a pair of singles and EPs and an ass-ton of moronic hate mail.
Lamkin has pointed out that the band’s new appellation relates to either their polite character or a device worn under clothing to mimic a flaccid penis. There now, that’s better, isn’t it?
The Soft Pack rock The Mad Hatter Tuesday with Kurt Vile & The Violators and Purling Hiss.