Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Trapdoor Social - Away

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

You can bet that wherever their musical adventures may take them, Los Angeles-based duo Trapdoor Social will be keeping their carbon footprint as minuscule as they possibly can. The two are both huge advocates of protecting the environment, and even met at the Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College in California. This might not award them top marks at the school of rock 'n' roll cliches; they give a shit, real rock stars don't. But no planet = no rock music, so hopefully these guys can have an impact by putting their messages across through the power of song.

Much of what they write is informed by subjects such as climate change, although you wouldn't think so. This is just the kind of indie/pop that can easily take off and turn people into stars. They've been compared to Death Cab For Cutie, in part because that band's Jason McGerr is sat behind the drum kit. What they have in 'Away' is an upbeat, optimistic and fun tune that bridges the gap between indie-type music and experimental pop. If they've got a few more songs like this then success should come. It's full of energy. Renewable energy, of course.

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