Soundtrack Ready "Origins"

Swedish rockers recording twin albums

July 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
The Soundtrack of Our Lives are working on their fourth album, Origins, with plans for a release next February. The album will be the group's follow-up to 2002's Grammy-nominated Behind the Music.

The six-member rock troupe -- fronted by the tunic-clad, larger-than-life garage rock vet Ebbot Lundberg -- has been working with longtime co-producer Johan Forsman since August 2003 and has recorded upwards of forty songs.

Though Soundtrack considered releasing a double CD, they'll pare the songs down to about fifteen and save the rest for a follow-up titled Origins Support. Expected to make the first cut are "Transcendental Suicide," "Lone Summer Dream," "Believe I Found," "Just a Brother," "The Age of No Reply" and "Big Time," which shows off the band's harder side. "It's a perfect traveling track," says guitarist Mattias Barjed. "It's like a hysteric 'Tomorrow Never Knows,' but with a straightforward beat. It's Judas Priest mixed with the Beatles."

Barjed adds that there will be some ballads and some "psychedelia", but recorded without the use of illegal substances. "It's been working out fine without the drugs this time," he quips.

The band will tour Europe this summer, including stops at England's Reading and Leeds festivals August 27-29, before heading back to the States early next year. "We really, really want to get out on the road and play these songs live," Barjed says. "It's a bit frustrating to be in the studio. We just want to get out there."

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