Rock and roll, at its core, is pretty damn simple.  It’s supposed to be fun, right?  The rock amoeba, over the past 60 years, has abstracted and splintered into a lexicon of different genres, subgenres, chillwaves and jazz fusions…but at its core is power pop.  It reflects the unwavering optimism of youth culture, and you can hold onto it whether you’re 13 or you’re 73.  Warm Soda is a power pop band, and they’re back with album #3, a collection of songs that go down as smooth as a cigarette after a cheeseburger and fries.

Warm Soda was bred on The Raspberries, Cheap Trick, The Ramones, The Quick and every other band your parents played on their 8-track players while they made stains in the back of the Vista Cruiser.  The one they passed onto you when you turned 16.

If you loved Warm Soda’s first 2 full lengths, then first single I Wanna Go Fast is going to put a smile on your face.  Not much has changed in their songwriting style, and why should it?  Power Pop is gloriously immortal, and whether you’re sulking in your bedroom to Big Star or shouting the words to My Name is Jonas with your friends, it’s going to be around for the long haul.

The Details

Matthew Melton goes for the hat trick with Warm Soda’s third LP, “Symbolic Dream”. Vacuum-sealed and impeccably arranged power-pop for that teenage sweet tooth.

The nooks and crannies of this little banger, from the subtle turnarounds, to the perfect hi hat sound, reward repeat listens. He’s covering familiar bases with Symbolic Dream - it’s the finely tuned 80s Corvette that’s gonna get your ass kicked out of school, it’s your girlfriend’s dad hanging up the phone, it’s the world intruding on a nascent romance that just wasn’t meant to last…but he keeps it fresh-faced as that new girl in AP Chemistry.

Colored vinyl is Half Mustard Half Ketchup with splatter of both. Limited to 2 per customer.

Price $17

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