Published Jul 09, 2012If you were hoping San Diego garage pop outfit the Soft Pack would hurry up and shell out some more straight-forward janglers, today's your lucky day. The band have just announced their next record is called Strapped, and it arrives September 25 through Mexican Summer.
That's pretty well all the info that's been released so far about the new record, though the group did also unveil a stream of new album track "Saratoga." You can peep the juiced-up strummer, which features some bendy lead work and Matt Lamkin laid-back vocals, down below.
Though it's purely speculative at this point, chances are pretty good that the collage of pineapples, geometric shapes, guns and armadillos in the YouTube clip could act as Strapped's artwork. Speculating even further, that looks as if it could also be a makeshift map of the single's namesake city.
In other news, following a few dates in July, the band will take off on a fall tour that will take them to both coasts of the U.S. Along the way, they will head into Toronto for a two-night stand at the Garrison on October 9 and 10. You can see all the dates down below.
The quartet last released a self-titled set in 2010.
7/26 New York, NY - Pier 84
7/27 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
7/28 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
9/1 Los Angeles, CA - FYF
9/2 Los Angeles, CA - FYF
9/21 San Diego, CA - Casbah
9/22 Tucson, AZ - Plush
9/25 Austin, TX - Mohawk
9/26 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
9/27 New Orleans, LA - One Eye Jacks
9/28 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
9/29 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10/2 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10/3 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/5 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
10/6 Boston, MA - Middle East
10/9 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