The sky is overcast, painting it drab as to present one of those Tuesdays that feels like a Monday, with lazy arms bent over every hour’s end.
Hey, we might not have the sun or each other, at least we’ve got the Softies. To celebrate that comforting realization, our song of the day is “Write It Down,” a favorite from their final album, Holiday In Rhode Island (KLP119).
Northwest Folklife Festival: the Curious Mystery, the Softies
Coming up Memorial Day weekend is a mega-dose of K-type fun and pageantry at the Northwest Folklife Festival.
On Friday, May 25, you can witness the Curious Mystery, Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets, Western Hymn and the Bash Bros. at an outdoor stage (near Broad Street), 7:00 to 10:00 PM. On Saturday, May 26, the Softies, The Hive Dwellers, Kendl Winter and Katie & the Lichen play at the Center House Theatre, 1:30 to 4:30 PM. This will be the first Northwest appearance by the Softies in many moons.
They have lay dormant since the release of their Holiday in Rhode Island [KLP119] album, as Rose Melberg and Jen Sbragia have been busy with their other musical pursuits: Rose her solo album Homemade Ship [KLP211] and Jen the All Girl Summer Fun Band. There is no doubt that the Softies have influenced scores of folks all over; why, check a recent TESTIMONIAL the Curious Mystery gave the Softies on their weblog! So very kind. The Softies will also be playing next week at the Chickfactor magazine party in Portland Oregon, along with Lois, Honeybunch and Selector Dub Narcotic.
FOLKLIFE 2012! Friday & Saturday! FREE & The Softies are playing!!
K has two stages at Folklife this year!
Friday 5/25, Play With Matches
7:00 Bash Brothers (Amazing Canadians)
7:45 Western Hymn…
8:35 Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets
9:25 The Curious Mystery
Saturday 5/26, K Indoor Campsite
1:30 Katie & The Lichen
2:10 Kendl Winter
2:50 THE SOFTIES
3:30 The Hive Dwellers
KLP119 - THE SOFTIES - Holiday In Rhode Island
The perfect record for a rainy spring afternoon in the Pacific Northwest! Get a chance to see them perform again at this years Folklife Festival in Seattle, Wash. May 25-28!
This is the Softies’ song “You And Only You,” off of Holiday in Rhode Island, circa 2000. One of my favorite tracks off of one of my favorite albums. When I hear this song, for whatever reason, I always think of listening to it in the car leaving my high school at the end of many unsatisfying days during my senior year. The Softies are a very autumnal band, good company for these colder evenings.