Trapdoor Social recently released their new EP, Science of Love. You may remember their 2012 EP,...
After meeting in an Environmental program at Pomona College and bonding over a shared concern for the future of the planet, Trapdoor Social's Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk started off on a journey to make some important music and do some good along the way.
The duo introduced themselves with the 2012 EP “Death Of A Friend”, which combined the two writers' influences into a driving emotive alt-pop experience. Produced by Curt Schneider, the EP features Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. The EP made waves at radio, when their single “Like You Never” became the #1 listener requested track on KROQ’s “Locals Only” show, and enjoyed radio play from a number of major market stations around the US, including regular rotation on Q87.7 in Chicago.
On May 20th, Trapdoor Social will release the ‘Science of Love’ EP, their most ambitious project to date. Anchored on two strong tracks, ‘Science of Love’ and ‘Angel City’, the EP explores both sides of the Skyler and Merrett’s influences as songwriters.
As the boys started work on the EP, they became connected to Homeboy Industries, a local non-profit that re-trains former gang members for jobs in the economies of the future. Marrying their passion for the environment with their musical ambition, they decided to partner with Homeboy Industries and donate 100% of proceeds from their forthcoming record towards adding a 6.4kw solar rooftop to the company’s headquarters. By the time the record’s presale campaign was complete, the project had been fully funded.