4 posts categorized "the sounds"


The Sounds - Better Off Dead (new single!)

It's quite the obvious observation that I am, in fact, a big ol' fan of The Sounds. First off, they're Swedish, so, duh, there's that. But on top of that, they've put out three solid discs of new wave and pop, they're musically strong and heck, the quintet ain't so hard on the eyes either. With their 4th studio album due out later this Spring, it's time we revisit the sounds of, oh yeah... them.


The sounds


Earlier this week, The Sounds premiered the title track off of their forthcoming release, Something to Die For, which will see daylight on March 29 via SideOneDummy Records. The cut is a synth-intro'd slice of kickdrummery and rising arrangements that makes the audio so instantly recognizable as coming from Maja and the boys. Pretty good stuff in which the pre-chorus echoes like No One Sleeps When I'm Awake version 2.0 via 2011. Yeah.


The first single from the effort, however, gets a little dancier, trancier, all up in your pantsier, and the darker tones emanated in this one are also immediately infectious. Better Off Dead was released just yesterday, and it's a smash waiting to hit your ear holes. Harmonies and melodies power the pulse of this tune, and we like it. A lot. Especially that middle middy mid section from about 2:10 to 3:15 where the song hits a curve then wraps and warps its way back around to one. So good.


You get both songs on the free tip, after you scope the track list for Something to Die For. Also, what's up with "death" prevalent in the two song titles? Oh well, they're great live too, so carry on.



1. It’s So Easy
2. Dance With The Devil
3. The No No Song
4. Better Off Dead
5. Diana
6. Something To Die For
7. Yeah Yeah Yeah
8. Won’t Let Them Tear Us Apart
9. The Best Of Me
10. Wish You Were Here



mp3: The Sounds - Better Off Dead

mp3: The Sounds - Something to Die For




HP and Beats by Dr. Dre: Sheena Beaston Video Update

I don't need to write a lot here, because this video will basically tell you what I've been up to over the first two weeks of my experience with the HP Envy Beats Edition Laptop and Beats by Dre headphones. How cute am I? And by cute, I mean ridiculous.






mp3: The Sounds - Tony The Beat (Rex The Dog Mix)




Beastly Bits #113

We're doing this really quick-like this morning...


On your mark, get set, BITS!


Laura Marling covers Neil Young for joint release with Jack White. link


Wu-Tang to use European tour to kick start future projects. link


33 tracks and 10 videos...Zero 7's greatest hits album is available now. link


Lil Wayne updates his blog from Rikers Island. link


School of Seven Bells' Disconnect from Desire is out now. Buy it. link


mp3: The Sounds - Tony The Beat (Tommie Sunshine Radio Edit)



Beastly Bits #55

Last night was pretty rad...and more on that later. But for now, there are bits to be beasted and there's no stopping us now.



Double numbers today...so everyone gets a high 5 and a "how do you do!" And this awesome news...


LCD Soundsystem's long awaited album, This is Happening, leaked last night, well before the May 17 release date. We'd be dumb to host it (so we're not, duh!), but with a little sleuthing, you can find it. The band played a sold out show at Webster Hall last night. Check out pics and a review here.


Supergrass broke up. Bummer. Read more on the split here.


Damon Albarn recruits Liam Gallagher's bandmember for Gorillaz. Interesting! Read up on the acquisiton at this link.


Lilith Fair unveils complete dates, new additions, and tickets are on sale now. All the info you need can be grabbed right here.


Hey Champ! are giving away tracks in anticipation of debut album, Star, on July 13. They also play Mercury Lounge on April 30. More details here and the mp3s are below.


mp3: The Sounds - Beatbox (Hey Champ! Remix)

mp3: Hey Champ! - Cold Dust Girl

mp3: Hey Champ! - Neverest


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