Sounds Under Radio – Where My Communist Heart Meets My Capitalist Mind (2011)

You might believe this is the new Muse album, its sounds like, even the voice and singing style by use of falsetto and vibrato of Lang Freeman reminds me of Matthew Bellamy, but well, Sounds Under Radio are a band from Austin, Texas, formed in mid 2005 by Lang Freeman, Bradley Oliver (bass, keyboard), Sonny Sanchez (drums) and Doug Wilson (guitar).
Their song “Portrait of a Summer Thief” was featured on the “Spider-Man 3” soundtrack ant their were the only unsigned band (at that time) to be included in the soundtrack amongst names like Snow Patrol, Jet, Wolfmother, The Killers, The Flaming Lips, etc.
They signed with Sony/Epic Records in late 2008, but after facing inter-label turmoil, they gave up their contract and in mid 2008 released their first full length LP “Cinematica” independently.
The arty cover and the inciting title drew my attention and I wasn’t disappointed. “My Communist Heart Meets My Capitalist Mind” and its 13 songs are a colorful, exciting, pulsing and pumping incursion in the area of modern rock with strong roots back to the best classic values but looking further into the future by use of modern textures and sounds. Pumping modern rock anthems (“Army of Me”, “God Vs Me”, ) ,sensitive lyrical pieces (“Fire Escape”, “Surrender”, “All You Wanted”, “Halo” ) and songs of contorted mixtures of soft and cutting parts (“Effigy”, “Better Way”), good song writing skills and the perfect sense of arrangements combined with killer grooves and good balance are make this material an excellent album. And above the good songs, the appropriate sound, they really play with feeling and this is absolutely winning.
This is a beautiful album from a promising band.

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