Trapdoor Social is poised to release their EP Death of a Friend in October. The L.A. based band formed in November of 2011 when Merritt Graves of Iowa City and Skylar Funk of Seatle joined forces. While both provide vocals Skylar also cranks out the guitar riffs at the heart of their backing arrangements.
If you like the sound of bands like Foster the People, Muse, or Coldplay then give these guys a listen. Currently making the rounds around Los Angeles, the guys plan to tour after releasing more videos and recordings.
SpeakerCone got a preview of their new release. “Save the World” has great layers of vocals amongst the wall of sound created by guitars and synths. The upbeat lyrics and the pop sensible singing give the listener a chance to sing along with the chorus. Hear the song below:
Building from the outset until the beat joins a gang of vocals, “Away” is a pleasure for this gritty element inside of these usually polished tunes. The title track “Death of a Friend” visits similar territory to Tom DeLonge’s Angels & Airwaves with big sweeping synth passages mixed with driving interludes when the percussion comes back in. The song also has a visually amazing animated video that accompanies.
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