Delightfully Swedish new wave rockers The Sounds are planning a world tour in support of their latest album, Crossing the Rubicon, and they just so happened to include Tempe on their massive list. The Sounds built their reputation with their infectious 2002 debut Living in America, putting them on the short list of top-notch new-wave/indie rock Swedish bands at the time joining The Hives, Shout Out Louds, Mando Diao, Sahara Hotnights and Razorlight. While Rubicon signals a new, mature sound for the band, it still encapsulates the energy and dynamic of the band - buoyed by radiant lead singer Maja Ivarsson (holy crap that name is Swedish). She is the lifeblood of the band and she is what set them apart from their other America-infiltrating Swedish contemporaries, and the real reason you should get out and see at the Marquee.
The Sounds will play Tempe's Marquee Theatre Friday, October 16. Support is yet to be named.
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