The Sounds Crossing The Rubicon For New CD and Tour

(PR) Original Signal Recordings is proud to announce the release of Crossing The Rubicon, the highly anticipated album from Swedish quintet The Sounds. Set for a June 2nd release, Crossing The Rubicon, follows up the successful Dying To Say This To You, which caught the attention of many for it's fist-pumping rock, club anthems and sexed up new wave.

The band has also been confirmed as support for No Doubt this summer, along with a series of headlining dates (please see below for North American itinerary).

As a band who has carved out their career by doing things their own way, The Sounds formed their own label, Arnioki Records, and created Crossing The Rubicon before choosing a label to partner with, giving them complete control in a rapidly evolving music industry. A partnership with OSR is perfect for a band that deserves to benefit from the career they have built thus far. Together, they will seek innovative and dynamic ways to develop the band in a new climate.

Original Signal Recordings Co-Founder Lucas Mann commented, "We are incredibly excited about partnering with The Sounds, not only because they have made a record that we love, but because it further validates the idea that the future of our business is really about talent and hard work within an equitable deal structure. The Sounds personify that work ethic, having built a name brand mainly by true word of mouth and without the benefit of big radio, and we are excited to help take that to the next level." Band manager John Davis adds, "The Sounds have always been forward thinking leaders; through their music, their fashion, and now how they approach the business of music. We are thrilled to have formed a true partnership with OSR where the band have the ability to express themselves creatively, and in a new business model."

Recorded in Sweden, Los Angeles and New York, CROSSING THE RUBICON continues to deliver gripping hook-filled songs full of the punch and swagger that helped bring the Swedish quintet from Helsingborg to the world. With songs that have an undeniable energy, like the dance electro-funk of "Beatbox," and the powerful combination of heartfelt emotion, soaring guitars and synth-pop on first single "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake," the new album presents a deeper version of the sound that established the band as one to watch.

THE SOUNDS on tour (North America):
*supporting No Doubt


27 Boston, MA TT The Bears
28 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
29 Montreal, QC Club Soda


1 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
2 West Chester, PA The Note
3 New York, NY Giants Stadium (Bamboozle)
5 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
6 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
7 Chicago, IL Double Door
8 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
9 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11 Des Moines, IA People's Court
12 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
13 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
14 Tulsa, OK Marquee
16 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay (Tiger Jam XII)*
19 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center*
20 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena*
23 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Arena*
25 Salt Lake City, UT E Center*
26 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
27 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre*
28 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion*
29 El Paso, TX Take II
30 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center*
31 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*


2 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre*
3 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre*
4 Orlando, FL Club Firestone
5 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre*
6 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
8 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion*
10 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center*
13 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion*
14 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion*


19 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre*
21 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion*
22 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre*
24 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Pavilion*
25 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre*
27 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre*
28 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre*
31 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*


1 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
2 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
4 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*

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