So, last week, I posted a link to an Indie GoGo set up by Sourpatch to get a new van for touring, that’s still going on, and if you have the means to contribute, it would definitely be a good holiday present for an awesome band that you should totally love.
Sourpatch is a four-piece indie-rock/pop-punk band hailing from San Jose, California, and they love the 90s. Like, love the 90s. Aside from blatantly saying it in the bio on their website, their music sounds like it time traveled to 2011 from 1994. They dig heavily on the whole mid-90s Northwest sound, which is equal parts punk energy, indie guitar twang, and twee pop sensibilities, especially in terms of lyrics.
For those unfamiliar with 90s Pac Northwest indie-rock, imagine the dreamy, reverb soaked vocals of The Cranberries, mixed with the fast paced, noodly, lightly distorted guitar of a lot of Screaming Females material. The bass is bouncy with a lot of treble; in fact, the whole sound is very treble driven and the instruments are a little on the harsh side, but that helps cut the reverb of the vocals and the overwhelming sugary feeling they give you. This is fun, upbeat music that makes you want to dance with your friends while staring longingly across the room at your crush.
Their new album, Stagger and Fade, is set to be released early next year, and three preview tracks are currently available on their bandcamp, along with their first album, Crushin’ and their 2010 EP, Mira Mija.
Check ‘em out: