From a media release:
Austin Based Rock Act SOUNDS UNDER RADIO Release Sophomore Album May 3rd 2011
Sounds Under Radio to showcase at SXSW 2011
"I don't know who these Sounds Under Radio folk are trying to fool, but that is a big-time rock 'n' roll band masquerading as some unsigned indie-emo whatsits'." Entertainment Weekly
New York, NY - 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 inudstry 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 3rd 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 throes 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.
Members Lang Freeman, Bradley Oliver, Sonny Sanchez and Doug Wilson, first began to collaborate in mid 2005. In 2008, following complicated label politics at Epic Records, the band regained their independence and self-released their debut album Cinematica, followed by 2 years of heavy grassroots national touring in support of the release. Since 2007 the band has also found a great string of successes in film and TV with placements in Spider Man 3 (Sony Pictures), The Wolfman (Universal Pictures), and most recently in the CW's "The Vampire Diaries". The band also just wrapped up a string of national tour dates this past fall in support of The Vampire Diaries Original Soundtrack.
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.
You might recognize this song from the Vampire Diaries...
2/26 - San Antonio, TX @ Sam's Burger Joint
3/11 - Dallas, TX @ Opening Bell (Acoustic)
3/12 - Austin, TX @ Flipnotics (Acoustic)
3/16 - Austin @ SXSW
3/17 - Austin @ SXSW
3/18 - Austin @ SXSW
3/19 - Austin @ SXSW
3/20 - Austin @ SXSW (Official SXSW showcase @ The Dirty Dog - 9pm)
Check them out:
Official Site - http://soundsunderradio.com/
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/soundsunderradio
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/soundsunderradio