Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sounds Under Radio - Where My Communist Heart Meets My Capitalist Mind

Austin TX based rock act Sounds Under Radio prove that there is no such thing as a sophomore slump. Their forthcoming record Where My Communist Heart Meets My Capitalist Mind offers the band’s own version of an Americanized Brit Rock reminiscent of Muse, Brand New, Dredg and Editors. Already finding a resonance with fans and industry folk alike, the buzz around the band and their new record appears to be catching on with haste. The stadium-sized WMCHMMCM is slated for release on May 3 via The Musebox/EMI Distribution.

Just as the title implies, this record hinges on politics, though it has nothing to do with domestic or international affairs. This is a record about the constant war between the mind and the heart in the throws of our ever complicated human relationships. Utilizing themes of propaganda and covert communication, the band's ever present morse code logo plays an integral roll in both the art and concept of this record. This is an album that investigates a marriage of opposites and the collision of conflicting forces. Intimacy is merged with moments of grandeur and beautiful things are destroyed by the grotesque... all with the purpose of seeing what remains when the dust settles.

With Sounds Under Radio’s forthcoming sophomore release, WMCHMMCM, we find a band continuing to strive for an honest amalgamation of beautiful chaos that serves as a mirror in which everyone who listens can see a little bit of themselves. Lyricist and front man Lang Freeman, expresses this through cleverly crafted lyrical apexes as the band blisters through the various genres of today’s indie and modern rock panorama.

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