Essential Listening is a new feature which picks three tracks from the past week that we think should be heard. The tracks chosen aren’t necessarily the biggest releases of the week, they are simply records that Sound-Revolution would like to share.

The Strokes – You’re So Right

If you thought Under Cover of Darkness would be the raw and edgy sound of The Strokes upcoming album Angles you were wrong. Unlike the first single from the record, You’re So Right has a much darker and experimental sound. Julian Casablancas has explained the contrast in sound by saying: “I had some R.E.M. vibes for a minute or two”. It’s certainly not The Strokes sound we’re familiar with, but since this track has found a place on the internet it makes the release of Angles all the more exciting. One week to wait…

The Vaccines – Wolf Pack

What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? The debut LP from the London band (released today) perhaps wasn’t quite what the majority were expecting – but there are certainly some great tracks on the record other than those that we’re already familiar with. Wolf Pack is the ‘feel good’ record of the album, straying from the punk/garage rock riffs to offer something a lot more infectious. What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? is a great record, but if you’re expecting an album of Wreckin Bar (Ra Ra Ra) prepare to be disappointed.

Rise Against – Architechts

Rise Against release their sixth album today, Endgame. Unlike the more melodic previous album, Appeal to Reason, Endgame sounds more reminiscent of the older sound of Rise Against, stripped down – focusing on raw guitars and vocals. Architects is the second single to be released from the new album, following on from Help Is On The Way, a song about Mcllrath’s time on break from tour when he witnessed the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster.