Indie pop duo the Softies are undoubtedly one of my favorite Northwest artists of all time, and so it's inevitable that I'm beyond excited to get the chance to see them perform their beautiful harmonies and intricate guitar melodies for the first time Saturday at Folklife. Made up of Rose Melberg (also of the awesome Tiger Trap and Go Sailor) and Jen Sbragia (All Girl Summer Fun Band), the Softies were active from 1994-2000, releasing four albums of love songs on K Records that sound as fresh today as when they came out.
As the K site notes, this will be the first Northwest appearance by the Softies in many years. "They have lay dormant since the release of their Holiday in Rhode Island album, as Rose Melberg and Jen Sbragia have been busy with their other musical pursuits: Rose her solo album Homemade Ship and Jen the All Girl Summer Fun Band." You can read an interview with Rose Melberg discussing the reunion at the K Records website.
Not to sound huckster-y, but if you're a friend of indie pop, you'd be a fool to miss this rare chance to see them.
Listen to one of my favorite Softies song, "Sleep Away Your Troubles," after the jump, and catch them at the K Records showcase on Saturday, May 26th, at 2:50 p.m. at the Center Stage.