steep ravine trail
THANK YOU SO MUCH THESE LOOK FANTASTIC!!!
Except, sad face, there is no picture of Will :(
A view from the top of the world. #sungodfestival #sodapants @soda_pants @willychap
on periods: let’s put this shit to bed right now. women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. it doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. if an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence.
Soda Pants Living Room Session- Mary
So today Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy, which is the removal of one’s breasts, to prevent Breast cancer. So instead of praising Angelina on her bravery, men on Twitter decided to ridicule her, even calling her stupid for removing her breasts. For those of you on Tumblr that are attacking Feminists about being delusional about sexism against women and misogyny here’s your fucking proof that sexism and misogyny exists.
Men in my life: be better than this.
(***People*** in my life: be better than this.)
genius. this blog is pure genius.
UCSD Guardian || Thursday, April 18, 2013
SODA PANTS by Sebastian Brady
“This folk-rocky group demonstrates how good friends make great music.”
Putting Soda Pants into some coherent musical narrative is tough - without the reader actually listening to them, folk-rock will have to suffice. The band, made up of Erin Bower, Will Chapman, Grady Kestler, and Mike Sierks, has only been playing together for a year, and while they’ve already had an “It’s a Small World” tour this past summer, their recorded output has been limited.
“We recorded a bunch of stuff on a computer… and put it on a CD. And then decorated them all,” Sierks says.
Of course, this paucity of music is normal for a new band. What makes this band so hard to contextualize is their lack of a definitive style. Their fluidity is immediately evident at their shows. All four musicians trade instruments throughout the show, never sticking to their original for more than a couple of songs. Even in the studio, they trade roles, sometimes writing songs and sometimes backing their bandmates’ songs.
“We all write songs, and because of that I think we’re confused as a band as to what our style is… [it] is all over the place,” Bower says.
Given their instrumentation - guitar, banjo, violin, percussion and sometimes even clarinet - it’s easiest to compare them to The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and The Avett Brothers. But even within this genre, Soda Pants remains fluid. Their songs range from the upbeat to the almost elegiac.
“If you listen to a song about crying or cheating, you know it’s me and Erin writing,” Chapman said. ”If it’s happy and fun, it’s Mike and Grady.”
But what’s so remarkable about Soda Pants is how the musicians’ obvious chemistry makes their undefined quality so damn fun. When they trade instruments on stage between songs, it doesn’t slow the show down [all of them chat amiably to the fans during lulls]. More importantly, it doesn’t feel chaotic, but organic.
Soda Pants will be displaying this organic style at Muirstock tomorrow night. By virtue of winning and on-campus battle of the bands, they’ll be playing Sun God Festival in May as well. What comes after that is unclear, but hopefully the future brings more music from Soda Pants.
(Thank you Sebastian for writing such an awesome piece on us!!)
That’s why I like you. You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.
and i also feel like sometimes i don’t know what i want until someone else suggests an appealing option.