Writing at One Week One Band This Week

Rose Melberg
The Softies’ Rose Melberg at a solo show / photo by David Greenwald

If you’re not familiar with One Week One Band, founded by my friend Hendrik Jasnoch, it’s grown from a concept — that old music is worth talking about in the flood of Relevant New MP3s — into a sort of weekly blog version of the 33 1/3 books. I’m proud to be writing about the Softies, my favorite band, for the site all week. Here’s what’s up so far:

* The band’s other projects and pre-Softies work
* First recordings and their new aesthetic
* A brief history of my fandom
* It’s Love, the band’s first great album