|"Throw It To The Universe" cover by SelanderArt
Synchronicity...it's exactly one year today (Happy Birthday!!) since I first started the Retro Man Blog, and the very first post was about the release of The Soundtrack of Our Lives "Golden Greats No. 1" greatest hits album. Now, exactly one year on, I'm pleased to announce that the band have a brand new album out called "Throw It To The Universe", released by EMI in Sweden on April 18th. You can pre-order via the band's official website TSOOL.net.
I'm also honoured that the band have kindly granted us an exclusive - you will be able to hear a brand new track off the album for the very first time on Episode 2 of the Retrosonic Podcast, which will be released very soon. Keep a check on the Blog and Facebook page, for news of when this will be available - or register at the Retrosonic Podcast Soundcloud site HERE. Along with playing a brand new Soundtrack of Our Lives song for the first time, myself and photographer Paul Slattery discuss the impact of the mind-blowing TSOOL live experience!
There was a bit of a shock though when during an interview on Swedish Radio, vocalist Ebbot Lundberg announced that this will be the band's last album and they will cease to exist at the end of 2012. Very sad news indeed, yet there is always the hope that it won't be the last time the band will work together in some capacity. All the members are very active with numerous side-projects, and I will be doing an in-depth feature on the band and their various extracurricular activities very soon. In the meantime, I would like to say a heartfelt "thank you" to Ebbot, Ian, Kalle, Fredrik, Mattias and Martin for some of the greatest music and certainly the best live-shows I have ever had the good fortune to experience. Also, thanks to their trusty side-kick and my great friend, Hans Selander of SelanderArt, for allowing me to use the advance cover art.
|The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Photo by Paul Slattery