Track of the Day: 'Surprise'

Past Tracks Sydney's Royal Headache have finally released their debut album in the U.S., and it's a real firecracker. The 12-song disc flies by in an economical 26 minutes or so, and it's an energizing listen. The real star of the show is Shogun, the band's benicknamed lead singer. This is what The Faces might have sounded like if they had debuted after Rocket to Russia came out. Shogun has some of that same blue-eyed soul sound that Rod the Mod could deliver in spades back in the early '70s, and instead of electric blues, his bandmates bash out some state-of-the-art, punk-influenced rock. It's a buzzy, delicious concoction, and since this track is all of 1:33 long, be sure to play it several times.

new track button.png
Presented by

Brendan Hasenstab is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Entertainment

Just In