Soft Spots

I saw Soft Spots, for­mer­ly Friend, for­mer­ly Little Songs at the Beachland last night. They’ve quick­ly be­come one of my fa­vorite Cleveland bands, if not the fa­vorite. They start­ed less than a year ago, and their mu­sic, al­ready good to be­gin with, has on­ly tight­ened and ma­tured with age. They blind­fold­ed the will­ing last night and played their full set to a crowd of peo­ple who couldn’t see them. I was one, could on­ly see a lit­tle bit from the bot­tom of the blind­fold; so it is amaz­ing that the video of their song “Flora” turned out as well as it did. They al­so played my fa­vorite song, “Tess”, but I was slow on the up­take and didn’t get a chance to record it.