Fifth studio album to arrive on
March 22. Check out free MP3, below.
nearly 6 years since Sweden’s
Acid House Kings released their Sing
Along With Acid House Kings classic. Now word arrives that the long-overdue
followup is due for March 22, titled Music
Sounds Better With You, on Labrador.
“We’ve allowed ourselves to be extremely
self-critical. Songs good enough for any of our other albums have been
discarded repeatedly,” says bandmember Johan Angergård. Acid House Kings first
started the recording of Music Sounds Better with You in 2008, but after
three months and with more than half the album finished they decided to scrap
it. The reason? The trio wasn’t completely sure they would top their previous
album and considered the songs too dark and not melodic enough for The Kings. Member
Niklas Angergård (Johan’s brother) states, “The old saying good songs sound
good on an acoustic guitar’ holds true. Most songs never enter the studio, they
are scrapped in the living room sofa!”
After taking a break from recording,
Johan went on to record the much darker album Over and Over with The
Legends, while Niklas continued to polish his song writing for the Kings. In
the beginning of 2010 Acid House Kings once again had Johan’s full attention
and he returned with new inspiration, a brighter mood and numerous newly penned
songs. According to the band, the new album is “sharper, catchier and livelier”
and a “goodbye to genre obligations”.
The new album was temporarily named A
Family Affair, and a first taste from the album, “Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?” was released on December 7th and became an immediate success. Click on the link above to download the track.