Warm Soda are lead by Matthew Melton from Austin TX. Symbolic Dream is their third album already, although somehow I missed the previous two records. That shouldn’t be too surprising, after the initial local success with Someone For You in 2012, the second album Young Reckless Hearts did not sound the way Melton really wanted, so it received an abysmal support. This year, Warm Soda returned with Symbolic Dream and certainly won my heart with an incredibly catchy collection of 12 songs engraved into a 12″ 45 RPM vinyl clocking barely over the 26 minute time mark.
Well, sometime less is more if it’s self contained and if it’s a finished statement. Symbolic Dream is even more than that. It’s not easy to find a more consistent and more fun album in the entire history of bubble gum rock. What’s nice about a short record, it’ll make you want to come back for more, so hitting that reply button, or putting the needle back to Side A with this album makes a great pleasure.