Before moving to town, Matthew Melton had some bad Austin memories. His band Bare Wires unraveled at SXSW 2012, exhausted from ceaseless touring and constant lineup changes. “We got a replacement drummer and had sort of a meltdown on a couple stages struggling with a drummer we were training on the fly,” he told SF Weekly. Melton retreated to his Oakland home and put together Warm Soda, which took Bare Wires’ ragged punk and added a slicker pop touch. The band moved to Austin earlier this year and fell in with our city’s burgeoning garage rock scene. Their second album, Young Reckless Hearts, earned Warm Soda a Rolling Stone nod and more touring, but this week they’re staying put for Good Vibrations Music Festival. Hotel Vegas, Gypsy Lounge, and the Grand have teamed up for “four days of peace, love, and punk,” highlighting Austin’s far-reaching punk outfits. Warm Soda hold the power-pop side of the equation with songs like “Young Reckless Hearts.” Download it below and catch them at Hotel Vegas on Thursday, December 4th at 12:15 AM.
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