It's been a good while since we last heard of Swedish pop rockers The Sounds. After 2009's "Crossing The Rubicon," the group of Maja Ivarsson, Felix Rodriguez, Johan Bengtsson, Jesper Anderberg and Fredrik Nilsson have taken some time off to recharge and write new music.
And, oh boy, did a bit of rest and relaxation make a world of difference. This weekend, the group unleashed some brand-new music that will surprise fans. While staying true to the spirit of their gritty alternative roots, The Sounds' new single "Better Off Dead" introduces a poppier, electro-edged sound that is quite a departure from their previous work.
This new single neatly matches the groups' knack for serving up flaming power tunes with fans' appetite for accessible, dancefloor-ready songs. "Better Off Dead" is a blistering, powerhouse track that nicely positions The Sounds for chart success in 2011. Listen to the entire track after the jump. (The break down around the 2:12 minute mark is nothing less than epic. Tune in.)