Band Spotlight: Soda Pants, Exclusive Debut Single Premiere “Amarillo”

by - has been honored to release the exclusive premiere of Soda Pants’ debut single “Amarillo.” The folk-rock catchy anthem is filled with country-tinged vocal harmonies and is similar to the indie acoustic minimalism of acts such as Mumford & Sons or Noah and the Whale. “Amarillo” is the tenth track off their upcoming self-titled full-length album, which will be released on May 9th. You can check out the band’s bio and single below:

Soda Pants is a group of young, talented folk-rock virtuosos influenced by classic rock legends such as Paul Simon, The Band, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. The group formed at UCSD in March 2012 when musicians Erin Bower, Will Chapman, Mike Sierks, and Grady Kestler met and entered the Battle of the Bands. The folk rock four-piece began touring across the west coast, opening for eclectic acts such as Matt & Kim, Capital Cities, Portugal the Man, Andrew McMahon, the Mowglis, Youngblood Hawke, Run River North, and many more. Soda Pants was later given the San Diego Music Award for Best New Artist in 2013, opened for Conan O’ Brien during a visit to UCSD, and received airplay on 102.1 KPRI, 94.9 FM, and 88.1 KPFZ.

The group’s debut self-titled album will be released on May 9th, 2014. The LP was produced, recorded, and mixed by Jeff Berkley at Berkley Sound and mastered at Lurssen Mastering Studios by Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen.

Listen to the single, “Amarillo”:

1. All I Can Say
2. Seattle
3. The Fall
4. Mary
5. Coyotes
6. It’s Not Fair
7. To Whom It May Concern
8. Take It Slow
9. Brother’s Love
10. Amarillo
11. Walken

Click the links below for the band’s social media sites:

Bio: Riley began as an avid reader of the site since 2008 and made the switch to a reporter around the time of the name change to AlternativeNation in 2013. He is a fan of the grunge genre and is always exploring the depths of metal, enjoying subgenres such as industrial, progressive, alternative, doom, post, stoner, nu, and avant-garde. Riley has been playing guitar for over 6 years, been in an Alice in Chains cover band, and is currently majoring in Recording Arts/Music Production. He began the site by posting the setlists for the site and transitioned to reporting news, writing reviews, doing interviews, and running both the metal section and Modern Artists Showcase. Riley also spends his time managing local bands: Mothlight, Diamondstein, Soda Pants, and With Age.   Fun Facts: Riley went to the same high school as Eddie Vedder. Riley’s first band was called Melting Pot of Human Emotion, which later changed to Dictator Willie. Riley enjoys puppies, kittens, and listening to angsty music on rainy days.   Reach out to Riley at or
  • Shey

    Sounds kinda like Lumineers! I can dig.

  • Shey

    not really my cup of tea, but they\\’re damn talented…………………..

  • http://SodaPants! Nico

    Love it! So excited for this record to come out! Thanks for posting!