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MP3/Giveaway: The Soft Pack – “Grinding Halt” (The Cure Cover) + Win Tickets!

The Soft Pack
It’s only one week until L.A’s The Soft Pack begin their first-ever Australian tour. And boy, is it gonna be one dirty/slick affair. Anybody familiar with these guys knows they discharge catchy tunes like a smoker exhales a lung full of carbon monoxide. Cool, composed and carefree. I mean, who gives a sh*t, right?

Just listen to how easily they bash out this filthy/flawless cover of The Cure‘s 1979 classic, “Grinding Halt”. The original was a short, sharp little dose of post-punk, from the legendary U.K. band’s debut album. Yet somehow, The Soft Pack manage to strip even more gloss off it.

Kinda makes you wonder why Robert Smith bothered with the mascara. I mean, just slap on a semi-clean shirt, and lets go drink whisky on a beach.

MP3: The Soft Pack – “Grinding Halt” (The Cure Cover)

(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)

Our pals at Civil Society are so excited about The Soft Pack’s tour, they’re giving away one double-pass for each state. Winners will also recieve a CD copy of The Soft Pack’s self-titled debut album.

For your chance to win, simply e-mail info@civilsociety.com.au with the subject line: “SMOKIN’ FROM THE SOFT PACK”. In the body, just write the name of the city you want a ticket for. Lucky winners will be notified by e-mail by Mon 5th July.

Australian Tour 2010
Sydney – Wed 7 July @ Oxford Arts Factory (Buy Tickets)
Melbourne – Thurs 8 July @ East Brunswick Club (Buy Tickets)
Perth – Sat 10 July @ The Rosemount (Buy Tickets)

‘The Soft Pack’ is out now on Pod.
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Posted in blogs on June 30th, 2010 - By Mark / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,