The Soundtrack Of Our Lives Break Up

Swedish psych-rock band the Soundtrack Of Our Lives, who formed in Gothenburg in 1995, have announced plans to call it quits. In September, they’ll release their final album Throw It To The Universe, and they’ve got a number of farewell gigs coming up, mostly in their homeland.

Talking about the breakup, the massive, frequently be-robed frontman Ebbot Lundberg tells NME, “My idea when we started this band was that we were gonna peak around 2012. Which suddenly is pretty soon!”

The band had a brief burst as American press darlings in the early ’00s, along with a group of Swedish bands like the Hives and Sahara Hotnights, all of whom were peripheral players in the weird return-of-the-rock hype-attack. TSOOL, though, were mellower and more expansive than any of those bands. Also, their “Sister Surround” was a total jam. They remained popular in Sweden; two years ago, I watched them play a pretty epic set with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra at their hometown’s Way Out West festival. Below, watch their “Sister Surround” video.