Listen: Warm Soda’s new LP ‘Young Reckless Hearts’

Pub date March 7, 2014
WriterEmma Silvers

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? — than its debut, but these songs retain the groundedness and no-frills power pop that we’ve come to hold so dear.

They’re on the road to SXSW at the moment, and won’t play at home again until a March 27 show at the Nightlight, but they just decided to stream the whole darn thing the week before the album drops. Here ya go: