Warm Soda / Someone For You
Album: Someone For You   Collection:General
Artist:Warm Soda   Added:Feb 2013
Label:Castle Face Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-03-24 Pull Date: 2013-05-27
Week Ending: May 26 May 19 May 12 May 5 Apr 28 Apr 21 Apr 14 Apr 7
Airplays: 3 2 2 2 2 1 6 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2021: The Sunset Life (rebroadcast from Apr 10, 2013)
Strange As It Seems
4. Aug 03, 2015: In The Year 1000, 8000: Summer School (Session 3)
Someone For You
2. Jul 22, 2021: Gurlz RuLe (rebroadcast from Apr 10, 2013)
Violent Blue
5. Jan 27, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [W1503]
Strange As It Seems
3. Jun 24, 2016: a strange pursuit
Sour Grapes
6. Nov 24, 2014: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: Side B [ATMTPTMM!]
Someone For You

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-03-18
Garage pop from Oakland; Warm Soda is the new project of ex-Bare Wires’ frontman Matthew Melton. Glam and power pop are both huge influences, punk shows up here and there. Lo-fi production, (great) AM radio vocals, tons of hooks and solos, and a tight, active, poppy rhythm section. On John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees frontman)’s label Castle Face. Tracks sound pretty similar, so if you like one you’ll like em all. FCC clean. RIYL: King Tuff, Black Lips, Big Star, T. Rex, current SF garage scene.

*1 (2:14) Driving bass, scratchy vox high in the mix, awesome hooks
2 (2:18) Upbeat rhythm, slightly slower, frustrated/reassuring vocals
3 (2:54) Teen angst anthem pays tribute to pop music in the tradition of VU Rock and Roll, Ramones Rock and Roll High School
4 (1:44) Darker, snarling, straightforward
*5 (2:33) Super catchy verses, great hooks, light reverb on the vox, a few “ahh-hhh-hhh�s
6 (2:43) Alternates between driving rhythm and Vivian Girls-sounding chorus, if they could play their instruments, back when they couldn’t
7 (2:17) Crunchy guitars (on the light side of crunchy), layered vocals
8 (1:23) Largely bass-driven, crunchy again, catchy whistling behind chorus
9 (2:16) Pounding drums, high vox; loud, repetitive chorus, power pop ballad
10 (1:52) Great guitar/bass interplay, some comparatively slower vocal parts
11 (2:26) Bitter, vox a bit subdued, loud riffs
*12 (2:58) Teeny feeling, lots of rock and roll references; last minute fucking rocks with a searing, whirring, screeching guitar solo

Track Listing
1. Violent Blue   7. Stargazer
2. Someone For You   8. Diamond Ring
3. Jeanie Loves Pop   9. Only In Your Mind
4. Spellbound   10. Busy Lizzy
5. Strange As It Seems   11. Sour Grapes
6. Waiting For Your Call   12. Lola