From its opening notes until it ends less than half an hour later, Someone for You, the debut album from Warm Soda, immerses the listener in up-tempo songs full of glammy power pop hooks. And I dare say, unless you are mostly dead you will be very happy to swim in Warm Soda's pool. The set up is simple enough -- a quartet consisting of Matthew Melton (vocals), Chase Oren (bass), Rob Good (guitar) and Ian McBrayer (drums) and the sound is classic. From the punky garage of opener "Violent Blue" to the power pop of the title track to the deliciously gritty bubblegum of "Jeanie Loves Pop", these are the sounds we anticipated from our radios when ... well ... back when we paid attention to radios. The songs are just long enough to make an impression, and never so long as to wear out the welcome for the simple melodies. And you didn't mind the narrow playlists because the songs were songs that you wanted to hear often. This is music to play in your car with the windows down on that first day of real spring. And we always need music like that.
Matthew Melton founded Warm Soda soon after his former band, Bare Wires, suffered a messy on-stage break up at SXSW 2012. In a short time, he announced the new project, and a year later we have physical evidence that all is good in Matthew's musical world. And that makes things better in our musical world.
Warm Soda has been touring to support the album. The remaining dates are:
4/6 - CHICAGO IL - SPACE CLUB
4/7 - MILWAUKEE WI- LOOKOUT FEST
4/8 - MADISON WI - GOOD STYLE SHOP
4/9 - FARGO ND - THE AQUARIUM
4/12 - SEATTLE WA - THE COMET w/WHITE MYSTERY, NIGHT BEATS
4/13 - PORTLAND OR - BENDER FEST
4/14 - ARCATA CA - THE FACEMENT
4/20 - SAN FRANCISCO CA - BRICK & MORTAR w/ WHITE MYSTERY
Someone for You is out now on Castle Face Records.
Castle Face Records