If brevity is a virtue, Warm Soda should be up for some sort of musical sainthood.
The Oakland, Calif., quartet’s debut album, the recently released Someone Like You, clocks in at just more than 27 minutes but its 12 tracks quiver with the kind of unbridled Pop/Punk intensity that characterized The Kinks’ early singles, the first Dictators full-length, the exquisite Power Pop of Big Star, the swinging sugar rush of The Cars, the shambling Garage Punk swagger of The Replacements and the contemporary downtown Glam slam of The Strokes.
But that roll call serves more as sonic reference points than actual influences; Warm Soda is clearly more interested in channeling visceral Rock sensations rather than simply regurgitating the hooks and memories of old inspirations.
Warm Soda performs Wednesday, April 3 at The Comet in Northside with guest Tweens. cometbar.com.