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The Sounds: Better Off Dead

The Sounds are one of my favorite pop based punk/electronic bands. Imagine if Blondie went electro-pop.

Their debut Living In America is 100% killer and no filler, so make sure to check that out of you like what you hear below.

The production on new single Better Off Dead is pretty slick – especially the extended minimal techno break in the middle! The group end it all off with a stomping beat and blaring horns.

Quite the catchy little tune. What do you guys think? - Matt

Better Off Dead

THE SOUNDS: No One Sleeps When I’m Awake (Vinyl Giveaway)

I always jump at the chance of being offered vinyl to give away on the blog to our readers. Weather you are a collector or simply miss having their album artwork printed large – vinyl is a great medium for music visually and sonically.  We have a bunch of copies of THE SOUNDS single NO ONE SLEEPS WHEN I’M AWAKE  from Crossing the Rubicon on 7” vinyl for ya. It includes the title track and a live B-side of Ego recorded in Finland.

All you have to do is send an email to giveaway@www.hardcandymusic.com or to skip to the front of the line ‘ReTweet’ the message below on Twitter!  

RT @hardcandymusic The Sounds ‘No One Sleeps When I’m Awake’ 7” Vinyl Giveaway!

If you’ve never heard anything from the band, they are giving away many tracks here. Official video for Beatbox will be released soon. – Matt

THE SOUNDS: No One Sleeps When I’m Awake (La Dolce Vita Remix) + tour

Loving this stomping new remix of NO-ONE SLEEPS WHEN I’M AWAKE by THE SOUNDS done by the Chicago duo LA DOLCE VITA who are behind remixes for Passion Pit, The Faint, and Shiny Toy Gun!

The Sounds are also hitting the road this fall! I’m so excited to check out a show!


No-One Sleeps When I’m Awake (La Dolce Vita Remix)

North America – with Foxy Shazam
09/11 – Quebec City, QC @ Ilot Fleurie Park
09/12 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
09/13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
09/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s *
09/16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/17 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
09/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09/20 – Baltimore, MD @ The Rams Head
09/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/22 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
09/23 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s *
09/25 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/27 – Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel
09/30 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz
09/30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/02 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/05 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
10/07 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/09 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
10/10 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/11 – Dallas, TX @ HOB
10/12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/14 – El Paso, TX @ Club 101
10/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre *
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
10/20 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
10/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/23 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
10/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ball
10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
10/28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/31 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11/02 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
11/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre *
11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
11/06 – Madison, WI @ TBA
11/07 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

* Just Added

THE SOUNDS: Beatbox (Album Version + Hey Champ Remixes)

Bring that Beatbox back! say THE SOUNDS, who, on the helm of a tour with No Doubt have released the Wordly Wrappinghood-esque single ‘Beatbox‘ from ‘Crossing the Rubicon‘. We’ve got some danceable versions of the already funky track by remixer Hey Champ.


and a special bonus…


Watch The Sounds perform ‘Beatbox’ live on ‘Nyhetsmorgon’

THE SOUNDS: No One Sleeps When I’m Awake

How could I have completely ignored THE SOUNDS new album Crossing The Rubicon. I outplayed their debut Living In America during the summer of ’03; that raw punk sound mixed with perfectly placed synth’s was music to my ears.

I’ve got two (count them!) two, songs from the new album to share with you today. My favorite of the pack is lead-off single ‘No One Sleeps…‘.


Frontwoman Maja Ivarsson wears quite the hot outfit during their recent Letterman performance, you’ll see what I mean!

*supporting No Doubt

2 Arvika, SE Arvika Festival
4 Turku, FI Ruissalo Festival
10 Hultsfred, SE Hulstsfred Festival
11 Kristianstad, SE Tivolirock Festival
19 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre*
21 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion *
22 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre *
24 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Pavilion *
25 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre *
27 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre *
28 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre *
31 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *

1 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
2 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
4 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl *
7 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ The Hard Rock Casion *Hey
8 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
20 Malmo, SE Festivalen Festival
22 Salzburg, AT Frequency Festival
29 Konstanz, DE Rock Am See Festival

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