July 25th, 2008 5:33 pm | by JAY HORTON Music | Posted In: Cut of the Day

The Wanteds, "Ladysmith," Failure Looks So Good (self-released)

l_253953de1dfbf15c5da44b5cdfe6715b"Ladysmith," the first track and single off of the Wanteds' upcoming sophomore full-length Failure Looks So Good showcases a new direction—the Wanteds want you to want them. Fronted by Tommy Harrington and rounded out by bassist Ryan Mullen and drummer Adam Mack, the Wanteds are a band now, not just the indie-pop solo project of Harrington, with a louder, more bombastic sound that's equal parts mid-90s guitar assault, radio-friendly hooks, and a sleek, shiny coat of indie-rock charsma. With lines like, "You lose, 'cause failure looks so good on you," Harrington spins a generational lament into a melodic burst of crunchy, pounding guitar-rock sing-along.


The Wanteds play next Thursday, July 31, at the Know

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