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Trapdoor Social, “Away”, Reviewed

Explosively emotional and fun as hell, Trapdoor Social is an eclectic band of indie rock and pop influence that get better and better the more you listen to them. The L.A. based band’s first EP Death of a Friendwas released in November of 2012 and the EP’s first track, “Away”, was the perfect choice for an introduction to the band. With influences from Death Cab For Cutie and Muse, Trapdoor Social are insanely fun and have crafted a song in “Away” that fills listeners with the entirety of the song and makes the song infectious.

Starting in a cheerful whistle, the song gradually elaborates and grows into powerful verses and a hook that encourages singing along; “Hit the gas and drive it / like you stole the thing / The melody's alive so / let me hear you sing” “Leave it all behind and / run away with me / OHH WAAAYY AAHHH”. “Away” preaches carefree exhilaration and liberation from life’s troubles and it totally works. Such a message has been seen in many, many songs since the dawn of the Industrial Age, but Trapdoor Social, with their vibrantly unique sound, redesigns and gets to the heart of the message. It’s fantastic.

In addition to being amazing performers and song writers, Trapdoor Social is heavily involved with green technology companies Farmscape and Agrisaurus, and in the development of an awareness campaign around solar and other renewable energy. While participating in all this, Trapdoor Social is also now on tour for those lucky people able to attend. The band will continue to be on tour until mid-March but then they’ll leave us all craving more music and many more tours.

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