Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I first heard of Sweden's the Sounds from their last effort, Living in America. I thought they were very Blondie-esque and not just because of the blonde lead singer. Their new album, Crossing the Rubicon, out yesterday, has the same kind of shiny, edgy (but safe enough to play in stores in American Eagle), new-wavish sound that will guarantee that they will be able to make a living doing what they do.
But having said that, don't discount it. It's still a fun, catchy record.
The Sounds - Nobody Sleeps when I'm Awake (mp3) (buy)