Sunday, May 10, 2015
Warm Soda - Symbolic Dream
Warm Soda's Symbolic Dream is for two kinds of music fans: Teenagers; and people who remember being teenagers. If you don't fall into one of those narrow categories, you may want to skip to another post. But the rest of us will find this album a tasty treat. Using a template artfully constructed from a vintage '70s mix of garage, glam, power pop and bubblegum, seasoning it with teenage angst and then glazing it with sugary hooks, this is the good times soundtrack for the start of your summer.
And while the hooks, energy and sweet glaze make all 12 songs worth your while, what makes this album a cut above others in the genre is just how well it is constructed. Music that is direct and immediately pleasing isn't necessarily simple to make. But on Symbolic Dream the performances and incredibly tight and the production spot on. If you are wondering whether summer is here, this album likely will help you make up your mind.
The band is beginning a one-month tour in Europe next week.
Warm Soda, now located in Austin, Texas, is Matthew Melton, Austin Shockley, Max Eaton and Caleb Dawson. Symbolic Dream is released by Castle Face Records.
Castle Face Records