Sponsored: The Sounds at the Regency Ballroom

The Sounds were a band ahead of their time. A small contingent of Swedes made their way stateside in the early 2000s (remember the Hives?), among them Maja Ivarsson and her band, the Sounds. Formed in 1998, the glam-tinged rock band hit it big stateside with "Living In America," a jangly rock tune that sounded just right when combined with leather jackets and liquid liner. These days they're mostly remembered as commercial-soundtrack kind of band, one that hits all the right notes to fit a textbook definition of rock and roll: loud guitars, a catchy chorus, and a sneering attitude. [...]

By |October 4, 2017|Tags: |

Review + Photos: My Jerusalem, Zipper Club, The Sounds at The Fillmore

The Sounds (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) This year marked the 10-year anniversary of many great albums, including Dying to Say This to You by The Sounds.The Swedish rockers formed in the late '90s and released five catchy full-length albums. Yet, Dying to Say This to You, an album the band recorded in Oakland, was the album which brought together a collection of Bay Area fans to The Fillmore on Sunday, December 18. Though the night was full of nostalgia, the lineup offered performances from up-and-coming artists, too. The show kicked off with a performance by My Jerusalem, a high energy band from Austin, Texas. Next, LA's Zipper [...]

By |December 21, 2016|Tags: |

Interview & Giveaway: The Sounds are ready for their hangover

Swedish indie rockers The Sounds’ previous album, 2011’s Something to Die For, was an exercise in electronic dance music. The band hates doing the same thing twice in a row, so rather than continue with the rock progression of 2009’s Crossing the Rubicon, they pursued a sound that bordered on techno, guitarist-keyboardist Jesper Anderberg said last week. https://soundcloud.com/thesoundsband/weekend “I’m happy with a lot of stuff from the last album, but I think we were more interested in the whole production of it, more than the songwriting itself,” he said. That’s what inspired Weekend, their fifth full-length album since 2002. The [...]

By |October 18, 2013|Tags: |
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