Swedish rock force The Soundtrack of Our Lives will release new studio album Communion on March 3rd, 2009.The new album is being put out by Yep Roc and, not long after its release, the band will visit the US to play a bunch of shows including Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 11th, and Bowery Ballroom the next day. Tickets for the NYC shows are on sale Friday.
Nearly four years since their last studio effort, power pop-psychedelicists The Soundtrack of Our Lives land the rock n' roll mother ship once again with the release of their 2 disc, 24-track opus Communion in early '09.
Caftan-sporting eccentric lead singer Ebbot Lundberg, guitarists Ian Person and Mattias Bärjed, bassist Kalle Gustafsson, keyboardist Martin Hederos and drummer Fredrik Sandsten experienced divine inspiration in the studio, completing basic tracks in a mere two weeks. "This was the easiest, most natural thing we've ever recorded," Lundberg notes, adding, "It really felt like the album created itself, like we had a dream of what the album was supposed to be and then the album became that."
After it became evident the band was taking a new musical direction, the members decided to abandon plans for a follow up to their last album Origin Vol. 1 and instead focus on a large scale mood piece based on the concepts of day and night-a song for each hour.
To quote Avi Roig, "TSOOL would have to be one of the finest, balls-out rock'n'roll acts I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. They haven't played the US in ages, so I wouldn't miss 'em." All dates below...
The Soundtrack of our Lives - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 26 - Cirkus Stockholm
Jan 29 - Nocks Skellefteå
Jan 30 - Gamla teatern Östersund
Jan 31 - Stadshuset Sundsvall
Feb 4 - Katalin Uppsala
Feb 5 - Sigurdsgatan Västerås
Feb 6 - Nöjesfabriken Karlstad
Feb 7 - Mejeriet Lund
Feb 8 - Vega Köpenhamn
Feb 13 - KB Malmö
Feb 14 - Trädgårn Göteborg
Feb 20 - Folkets Park Huskvarna
Feb 21 - Valhall Skövde
Feb 25 - Mejeriet Sogndal
Feb 26 - Rökeriet Bergen
Feb 27 - Folken Stavanger
Feb 28 - Rockefeller Oslo
Mar 09 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Mar 11 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Mar 12 - Bowery Ballroom, Nw York, NY
Mar 13 - Double Door, Chicago, IL
Mar 15 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Mar 16 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
Mar 27 - Tivoli Helsingborg
Mar 28 - Umeå open Umeå
Apr 3 - B&B Halmstad
Apr 4 - Gisleparken Gislaved