There is something oddly addictive about the music of ((sounder)), something ever so familiar yet is nothing like you have ever heard before. It dips in and out of several genres and is the type of discovery I love to get my hands on. Especially since ((sounder)) was a discovery I made a couple years ago and wrote about here on ENS.
((sounder)) was formed back in 2005 and is a duo comprised of Mike Aho and Steve Stratton. As I mentioned before, the songs are just familiar enough to keep me listening and odd enough to keep me intrigued. The last album had a similar effect on me as well. This new disc, Good Things Come And Go Like Bad Things not only makes my ears happy, but I also appreciate some of the better song titles within as well. Tunes like “Things Are Gonna Get Worse (Before They Get Worser)” and “Those Days Were Good Days (as Days Sometimes Are)” are worth a listen, but the track that has me reaching for this disc most is “Daily I Will Calculate The Distance” a true gem.
You might not hear about this record all over the blogosphere, but it is as worthy of your attention as any right now, so check out these two songs from ((sounder)) and if you dig em, buy the record!
In addition to this great music, Mike Aho is also a budding video director and as a companion to this release has started the ((sounder)) Director Collaboration Project. This will encompass a series of videos released through the spring and summer of this year in support of the new album. Check out the first two videos after the jump….