Archive for August, 2010

Delivering All Things Music From the UK. Introducing The Sovereign Sound ‘London Project’



Hello music lovers.  Sorry for the absence of posts, news, tweets, and sweets, but C Note and I have been trying to settle into our respective homes for the next four months – in London, England.  That’s right, from now through mid December, we will bring you all the latest music happenings from the US AND abroad, as we introduce the Sovereign Sound London Project.
Read On.

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Jimmy Eat World is Going to Rock Your World with their New Album “Invented” due on September 27th


Emo rock legends Jimmy Eat World are gearing up to release their brand new full-length album, Invented, on September 27th.  The first single from the record, “My Best Theory“, is out now.  It is a passionate, earnest rock tune that both retains the traditional Jimmy Eat World sound, while expanding into a new territory for the band.  You can preorder the sure-to-be incredible new record now, to make sure you have it at your doorstept first thing September 27th.  And if you’re a vinyl fan, you can preorder  the Invented vinyl package which includes an MP3 download card.

See JEW’s Tour Dates.


A Couple Things About Coheed & Cambria You May Want to Know (News and Updates)

Hello Coheed and Cambria super-fans.  As you probably already know, our favorite proggressive nerd rockers are out on the road performing at venues and in-stores at locations near you!  Keep reading for tour information, as you do not want to miss a chance to see Claudio Sanchez and the gang live.

Speaking of the spectacularly-haired Claudio, he used his creative and brilliant mind to make a new video for Coheed and Cambria’s single “World of Lines“.  Claudio used footage from the Fritz Lang classic German Sci-fi film, Metropolis to create a dramtically strange, black-and-white masterpiece.  Check it out:

Click to Read More & Get Tour Dates.


Hillstomp Unleashes their New Album “Darker The Night” & A West Coast Tour Along With It.


(photo by alice-foto.com)

Portland based blues-punkabilly duo Hillstomp is celebrating the release of their third full length album, Darker The Night, by cruising the country with The Reverend Horton Heat and Split Lip Rayfield. Drawing major influence from southern blues , Henry Kammerer (vocals/guitar) and John Johnson (drums/percussion) deliver a wildly exciting alt-country record that will have you stomping your feet and shaking your rump. Click Here to Read More Sucka.


Denver Bands (the Photo Atlas & the Epilogues) Team Up to Take on LA

Denver-based indie rock bands The Photo Atlas and The Epilogues are in the middle of a mini west coast tour which stopped in Hollywood Sunday night. Due to the enormous size and over saturation of the music scene in Los Angeles, small do-it-yourself bands from other states sometimes struggle to find accepting audiences to play to. Fans won’t travel more than a few miles in the city to see a band and “Industry” folk, if they even show up, tend to stand in the back of the venue with crossed arms and judgmental eyes.

But Sunday night at Cinespace, the crowd was large and fans welcomed the out of town bands with vigor as The Epilogues and The Photo Atlas lit up the stage. Read the Rest.


Welcome to the Sovereign. Welcome to the Sound.

Welcome to the Sovereign Sound. The newest, hippest, most abundant one-stop musical shop for musicians, fans, and everyone in between. What can you expect from this awesomely-designed, soon-to-be musical empire? Cutting-edge reviews, the skinny on the best upcoming tours, big news from big bands, hot tips on breakthrough acts, and a general influx of all things music.

All of this cloaked in humor from Sovereign Sound’s founders: two creatively similar but drastically different genius minds who don’t hesitate to speak up and argue about what makes good music. L Jefe, a self-proclaimed music purist, will stress the importance of hard-working, do-it-yourself indie rock bands, while at the same time traveling the world to see artists like Jason Mraz and Fall Out Boy. C Note will express disdain for “cookie cutter” bands that all sound the same, but simultaneiously jam on tunes by Lady Gaga and Ke$ha. The banter between the two will have you laughing, crying, and possibly cringing, but always coming back for more. So stay tuned for a musical blast that will dismantle your mind. Get ready to extract education, harvest hipness, make music, and become Sovereign.