If there's a TMN house band (besides Trail of Dead
), it's Soft, a Brooklyn-based quintet currently blowing up with a finally-released EP
. How five guys manage to recreate the Manchester sound--guitars ready for stadiums, hooks big enough for groupies--and still make it sound new is a shock; the relief is letting go of your guilt for never catching a Stone Roses show. Check out their web site
to preview a batch of songs.