For the week of 10/1/2012…

“Bobby Brown” by the Soft Pack

Q:  What does it sound like when a present-day indie band pays musical tribute to Bobby Brown and New Edition?

A:  Well, if this track off the Soft Pack’s new album is any indication, it sounds sort of like Julian Casablancas taking Morris Day’s place as frontman of the motherfuckin’ Time.*

No one’s contending that “Bobby Brown” is a tour de force in the lyrics department, but whatever; it’s a fun song with a pretty tight groove.  Check the saxophone solo by Tony Bevilacqua.

*Hell yeah that’s a Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back reference!  Now go listen to “Jungle Love” to refresh your memory about the greatest band in the world.