there's new waves coming in
"The sound of innocence won back. Light like a feather, deep like an ocean. The only music we'll need this summer".
--Sincerely Yours on TTA's New Waves EP
I can get down with a few songs from The Tough Alliance's 2007 New Chance LP ("Miami" and "First Class Riot" are both pretty sweet), but their 2006 New Waves EP is where it's really at. The EP is their proper North American debut, which Summer Lovers Unlimited just released over here in the last week or so. And with only 4 songs clocking in at barely 13 minutes long, it never overstays its welcome, which is exactly what I demand from my sunny Swedish pop. Even better, the generous Summer Lovers Unlimited has made the EP's best track available for free download. Perfect jam for a day like this:
The Tough Alliance Silly Crimes
The video for "Silly Crimes," with its footage of crashing waves and jump-roping Swedish girls, really couldn't be any more fitting, could it?