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Little Known Aussie Band Scores Big on Movie Soundtrack

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Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

Formed in 2006, Australian indie rockers the Temper Trap have had moderate success both in their homeland and in Europe, but they have not yet been able to reach American audiences.


Enter (500) Days of Summer, this summer’s smart, hipster-friendly anti-romance.


Tossed into the shark infested waters of an already killer soundtrack loaded with artists like the Smiths, She and Him, and fellow Aussies Wolfmother, the Temper Trap’s single, “Sweet Disposition” still manages to shine, appearing twice in the film. A U2-style guitar riff, a truly eerie vocal from lead singer Dougy, and a reverb heavy mix come together to form an indie-pop dream Coldplay only wishes they could write. “Sweet Disposition” will be the first single from the band’s upcoming album, Conditions which is to be released in the U.S. on October 13th.


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