WATCH: The Sounds at the Granada Theater

Maja Ivarsson was in fine form at The Sounds show Thursday night at the Granada. And by fine, I mean both energetic and hot. The bi singer likely turned the boys and the girls with those hot pants, but she proves here that she’s not to be underestimated as a dynamic front for the band.

The band killed when they performed “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake” from their 2009 album Crossing the Rubicon, which you can see after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

The Sounds tonight at the Granada Theater

Turn up the sounds

“I think since Day One, we were ahead of our time, mixing these electronic elements and rock,” bisexual singer Maja Ivarsson says. “But the industry wondered what we were. Later, The Killers and MGMT broke out. We know for sure they were influenced by us and that’s a compliment.”

Appearances on the Warped Tour increased exposure, and celebrities like Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl hyped them up. Even Geico picked up one of their songs, “Hurt You,” for a commercial. They are straddling the line right now between blowing up and indie cred. And their song “Something to Die For” featured prominently on the Scream 4 soundtrack didn’t hurt either.

Read more on the band here.

The Sounds

Natalia Kills

The Limousines

—  Rich Lopez