Way back in 2003, The Sounds took over the States with their shiny power synth Swedish popmultiple singles from debut album Living in America dominated both dancefloors and CD players alike. Fronted by blonde firecracker Maja Ivarsson, the group was just what this country loves in pop music: good looks and plenty of hooks. Eight years later, the Sounds have settled nicely into their groovemultiple world tours and well established music producers eagerly offering their services. Catch them as they hit the House of Blues this weekendthe only California stop on their current tour in support of this year's Something to Die For, the band's fourth album.
Sun., Oct. 16, 8 p.m., 2011