Warm Soda

Listen: Warm Soda's new LP 'Young Reckless Hearts'

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Oakland's Warm Soda, aka one of our 2013 bands on the rise, is almost too easy to love: That lo-fi fuzz, those jangly, sugar-sweet hooks, that sudden urge to be lightly buzzed at someone's backyard barbecue the summer before you left for college. The band's sophomore full-length, Young Reckless Hearts, out March 11 on Castle Face, has a more of a studio sheen and a bit more guitar-based showmanship — British invasion influences, perhaps? Read more »

Parents just don't understand in new Warm Soda video

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Jeanie loves pop music, and she just wants to dance with her friends. Her angry parents and religious figures just don't understand. Watch Jeanie rebel in the suburbs in the new music video from former Bay Guardian "On the Rise" group, Warm Soda: "Jeanie Loves Pop," filmed by sometimes-Guardian photographer, Chris Stevens.  Read more »

On the Rise: Warm Soda

Sugary and syrupy, with fizzy pop hooks and pump-up drum hits

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The people were itching to be pumped for whatever Warm Soda was going to be. After producer-musician Matthew Melton's beloved garage pop outfit Bare Wires dismantled ceremoniously early last year, he announced the name Warm Soda, and we collectively gripped our seats. Thankfully, there was no cause for disappointment.Read more »