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Watch The Soft Pack Strip Down New Tracks From Self-Titled LP

February 18, 2010 12:00 AM ET

After catching Rolling Stone's eye at SXSW last year, San Diego garage rockers the Soft Pack (formerly the Muslims) have returned with their debut self-titled full-length album and an acoustic set in our offices. Click up top to check out "More or Less" and watch "Down on Loving" and "Come On" below:

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