All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ Oct 22, 2013 ~ We talk veggies with TrapDoor Social and they play us a live set.

We talk veggies with TrapDoor Social and they play us a live set.

In this show, we talk with Trapdoor Social and they play some live music for us.

Trapdoor Social

Trapdoor Social

Here’s a little bit about them: Back in college, Skylar Funk and Merritt Graves came together over a commitment to take action on climate change and today, as indie rock duo Trapdoor Social, the pair continue to put their classic sounds and dark vocals to use in fighting climate change. The duo are going to be touring the US and as well as playing shows, their goal is to get together with social action groups and speak with them about their experiences trying to fight climate change.

After meeting in an Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College, TRAPDOOR SOCIAL‘s Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk bonded over a deep concern for the future of the planet. The two writers bring very different styles to the studio, and what results is a driving, emotive alt-pop experience.

The duo introduced themselves with the “Death Of A Friend” EP, released in December 2012. Produced by Curt Schneider, it features Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums.

They will donate 100% of proceeds from their forthcoming full-length album to a solar energy project in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Homeboy Industries, a local non-profit that re-trains former gang members for jobs in the economies of the future (CLICK HERE to support the project). Their point is clear – climate change is an urgent matter, and music must be one way to build support for solutions.

Earlier this year, Trapdoor Social’s “Like You Never” was the #1 listener requested track on KROQ’s “Locals Only” show, and they have since enjoyed radio play from a number of major market stations around the US, including regular rotation on Q87.7 in Chicago.


.News from the Vegan Frontier:

  • Three elephants from the Toronto Zoo go to a California sanctuary
  • CBS airs Paul Watson interview
  • CNN shows Blackfish
  • Banksy’s Siren of the Lambs
  • PETA’s vegan report card
  • – Flaxseed and Cancer
  • Elephants and pointing study
  • Halloween tips


Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour

Theme song and musical clips are courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about New Zealand / Australia based Paul or his music, please visit

Paul has new music he’d love you to listen at YouTube,, or iTunes.




All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

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