Thursday, January 13, 2005

Song of the day: The Softies/"It's Love"

Circa 1995/1996, I began to get into some of the more twee bands in the then-bustling world of indiepop, and The Softies were one of my favorites. Rose Melberg and Jen Sbragia sang delicate, intertwining harmonies over sparse guitar. The duo released a series of singles and albums on K Records (notice a trend in my picks this week?) and Slumberland Records, the most recent of which was released in 2000.

This song reminds me of seeing The Softies play an afternoon show in a Georgetown University cafeteria in 1996, with Elliott Smith opening up. Rose had the coolest hand-decorated pink amp, and their singing was astoundingly beautiful.

Rose Melberg, twee love you. ;)


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