It’s been seven years since the Sounds released their last studio album, but now, the group is looking to change that.
On Friday (Feb. 28), the Swedish band announced the impending release of their brand new studio album. Titled Things We Do for Love, the forthcoming release is due out May 1 through Arnioki Records.
“Write as many good songs as possible and enjoy it while you’re on a roll. We had a great time writing this one! No pressure just having fun,” explains vocalist Maja Ivarsson about the new album.
“It’s always been about being in the moment and trying to catch a good melody, chord progression, or lyrics when it comes to you.”
Things We Do for Love is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, Weekend.
To coincide with the new album announcement, the five-piece debuted the album’s lead single and title track of the record, “Things We Do For Love.” Listen to the dancey, indie-pop goodness here.
As if confirming that a new record was on the horizon and then giving a teaser of the new album wasn’t enough, the Sounds have also unveiled plans to embark on a United states-centric tour. Set to take place during April and May, the quintet’s upcoming intimate venue tour will include gigs in Durham, Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and more.
The month-long excursion begins on April 28 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn and concludes on May 16 at the Backstage Bar in Las Vegas. Starbenders will join the Sounds throughout the 15-stop tour. The trek will also include an appearance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival in early May.
Once their United States-centric tour comes to an end, the band will head overseas for a summer of major headlining shows and festival appearances.
The Sounds’ complete spring 2020 United States-centric tour itinerary can be seen below.
THE SOUNDS SPRING 2020
April 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
April 29 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 30 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 1 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 4 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
May 5 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
May 6 – St Louis, MO – The Ready Room
May 8 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theatre
May 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
May 13 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
May 14 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriets
May 15 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar