Posted in music | streams | tour dates on February 1, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Warm Soda

After an onstage meltdown during SXSW 2012, Bay Area band Bare Wires called it quits, though their final record, Idle Dreams, didn't come out till December. Main man Matthew Melton has formed a new group, Warm Soda, who carry on his giddy power pop vision with that would sound great coming out of a Snoopy AM radio in 1979.

Warm Soda's debut album, Someone for You, actually kind of sounds like it is coming out of a transistor radio: tinny and compressed (in a good way), but with giant hooks and choruses packed into 27-minute running time. It's a great album and it's out now on John Dwyer's Castle Face Records. You can stream "Waiting for Your Call" from the album below and order your copy here. If you like Jay Reatard, Cheap Trick, or The Nerves, you need to hear this now.

The band are going on tour at the end of the month and their trek will take them through Austin for SXSW (hopefully no problems this year) and then to the East Coast, including an NYC stop at Cake Shop on March 28 with tourmates White Mystery. All tour dates are below.

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Warm Soda

Warm Soda - 2013 Tour Dates
FEB 1 - SAN FRANCISCO CA - HEMLOCK w/ COCKTAILS
FEB 9 - STORK CLUB w/ WILD WILD WETS
FEB 16 - HIDDEN TEMPLE w/ TWIN STEPS, UNKNOWN RELATIVES
FEB 20 - LOS ANGELES CA- THE SMELL w/ JAPANTHER
FEB 21 - SAN DIEGO CA- SODA BAR w/ TEENAGE BURRITOS, SHIVA TRASH
FEB 22 - FULLERTON CA- BURGER RECORDS
FEB 23 - OAKLAND CA - NIGHT LIGHT w/ BAD VIBEZ, COCKTAILS
FEB 28 - SAN FRANCISCO CA -NOISE POP - BRICK & MORTAR w/ FREE ENERGY
MAR 2 - SACRAMENTO CA - LUIGI'S FUN GARDEN w/ DRIVE THRU MYSTICS
MAR 6 - OAKLAND CA - ELIS MILE HIGH CLUB
MAR 8 - TEMPE AZ - RAMPAGE FEST at SAIL INN w/ WHITE LUNG
MAR 9 - EL PASO TX - LOWBROW w/ BLEACHED, WHITE LUNG
MAR 10 - AUSTIN TX- BURGER CITY KICK OFF PARTY at THE GRAND
MAR 13 - AUSTIN TX - BURGER CITY SHOWCASE at HOTEL VEGAS
MAR 14 - AUSTIN TX - CHERRYWOOD
MAR 15 - AUSTIN TX - SIDE BAR
MAR 16 - AUSTIN TX - BURGER MANIA 2
MAR 17 - AUSTIN TX - BURGER CITY PARTY
MAR 18 - NEW ORLEANS LA - SATURN BAR w PEACH KELLI POP
MAR 19 - JACKSON MS - MORNINGBELL RECORDS w OVERNIGHT LOWS
MAR 20 - TUSCALOOSA AL - EGANS
MAR 21 - OXFORD MS - LAMAR LOUNGE
MAR 23 - NASHVILLE TN - THE STONE FOX w DIRTY DREAMS
MAR 24 - KNOXVILLE TN - GROUNDSWELL w BURNING ITCH
MAR 25 - RICHMOND VA - STRANGE MATTER w PEACH KELLI POP
MAR 26 - WASHINGTON DC - THE PINCH
MAR 27 - BALTIMORE MD - OTTOBAR w BAM BAMS, SLOW JERKS, BIG CHRIST
MAR 28 - NYC NY- CAKE SHOP w/ WHITE MYSTERY, HECTORS PETS
MAR 29 - PROVIDENCE RI - FIREHOUSE 13 w/ WHITE MYSTERY
MAR 30 - ALBANY NY - VALENTINES
MAR 31- ROCHESTER NY - THE BUG JAR w/ WHITE MYSTERY
APR 1 - COLUMBUS OH - CARABAR w/ TIGHT BROS, OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB
APR 3 - CINCINATI OH - THE COMET w/ TWEENS
APR 4 - BLOOMINGTON IN - THE BISHOP
APR 6 - CHICAGO IL - SPACE CLUB
APR 7 - MILWAUKEE WI- LOOKOUT FEST
APR 8 - MADISON WI - GOOD STYLE SHOP
APR 9 - FARGO ND - THE AQUARIUM
APR 12 - SEATTLE WA - THE COMET w/WHITE MYSTERY, NIGHT BEATS
APR 13 - PORTLAND OR - BENDER FEST
APR 20 - SAN FRANCISCO CA - BRICK & MORTAR w/ WHITE MYSTERY

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Comments (7)

The Republic of Texas has had enough of this. It's time to discard the parasitic, no good, yankee "union" so that they can't come here anymore.

Posted by Hipster Casanova | February 1, 2013 10:27 PM

gaspard-- far right

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2013 11:54 AM

Is that photo of Queen circa 1979?

Posted by Jeremy | February 2, 2013 1:54 PM

"Hipster dirtbag" stock photo from Corbis

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2013 4:48 PM

In a pinch, I'll even drink warm grape soda if there is no ice around.

Posted by Tyrone Jefferson | February 2, 2013 5:00 PM

gay men from the early 80s

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2013 9:33 AM

such a cute name for a band.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 29, 2013 7:57 PM

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