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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Sounds - Better Off Dead

"Why don't you kill me with your love?"

Well this is certainly a nice surprise! The Sounds have sprung a new track on us today -- not the upcoming single (or at least I don't think it is), but a crackling album track from their newest release. On first listen, I'm liking it a lot better than the first offering from their last album. For the first half of the track, Better Off Dead functions much like you'd expect it to, a catchy piece of dance-rock alternating between male and female vocals. Then, about halfway through everything goes silent, only to come storming back in a monstrous, almost symphonic attack of beats and synths and a few vocals. It's really quite impressive and ambitious and manages to sound different from the group's previous material while keeping their trademark sound. The band's done something kind of cool on their website, too. A few weeks back they had bands download the sheet music for this track and record their own cover versions without ever hearing the original. The winning cover will feature as the b-side to the single. Awesome idea!

Better Off Dead by The Sounds Official

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Blogger Feathers said...

WHAAAT I did not know they had an album coming out. Let's watch for tour dates, I want to see them if they come close by!

10:51 PM  
Blogger alesta said...

A lot more "dance" than "rock" this time around. I really like this direction!

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Talia said...

I played it at (London gay indie night) Popstarz on Friday and it sounded super pop loud. Really reminded me of Shiny Toy Guns.

6:23 AM  

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