After the tumultuous demise of Bare Wires about a year ago, Mathew Melton has picked up in record time and reformed as Warm Soda, softening his garage glare and honing in on a 70's/80's power pop sound that took pieces of The Quick, Milk n' Cookies, The Records, Purple Hearts and The Barracudas and ran them through a bit of Melton's own leather tough yowl for a record that's instantly electric and classically familiar. The record achieves its drive, still wrangling in all the aspects that lead us to Bare Wires in the first place but acting as a power pop compendium that rounds up the aforementioned influences and grinds them to a fine powdered sugar and sweetens his songwriting all the more. For anyone combing through Yellow Pills and its endless tessellating brethren, this will come as a collector's essential filled to the rim with lost love odes, bedroom-belters and clean hip-shakers. As good as the first couple of singles and aching to jump on the turntable, this is a must for 2013.
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