Flagstaff is a special place for me. I spent three years living there. I should say, I lived on campus. Lots of firsts happened there. I grew my hair out for the first time there. Pretty much discovered how much of a hippie I truly was. The only collegiate sports team I was on was there. The ultimate frisbee team. I recently discovered a group called Sol Drop from Flagstaff. Consisting of Kathryn Meyers (vocals, guitar), Sean Buechel (bass, background vocals), and Brian Dorsey (drums). They just released, It’s Alright, their first album.
The funk is strong with this trio. They have a lot of things to grab from though. These songs are ridiculously catchy and are so much fun! Plenty of interesting turns musically sometimes sounding like jazz played by a punk band. Listening to them just brings back adventures roaming around town. They easily slide between jam like college rock and all out punk.
The album starts with Fake. Kathryn sings, “I’m myself and that’s not gonna change. Don’t try and make me rearrange. My life to make you feel okay. If we’re changing for each other, then we’re just being fake.” There are plenty of songs that touch on being honest and being comfortable.
One of my favorites is It’s Alright, a good old fashioned “kiss off song”. Pretty much it’s not working and it’s time to go. “I’m taking care of myself, you should try it,” says Kathryn. I look forward to catching these folks if they slide through sometime. Check out some Sol Drop. Lots of jumping and singing along will happen.