• Image of Warm Soda - Reaction 7"

Following the fateful final tour of Bare Wires, front man Matthew Melton rose quicker than Lazarus, assembling a fresh power trio within days of returning to Oakland. Warm Soda retains an urgency honed in the garage, but as their debut single "Reaction," on Southpaw Records illustrates, the tension and restraint of cult power pop has seemed into the group's psyche. Beneath Melton's dulcet and wispy vocals telling of youth's forlorn romanticism, glitter-laden guitar swipes ascend with tasteful dynamic considerations and insistent percussion propels the hook-laden ditty into oblivion.