The Tales That We Tell. The EP’s four songs represent the first new material from the Swedish pop-rock quintet since their 2013 full-length, Weekend. The new tracks literally shift thematically from night (urgent rocker “The Darkness”) into day (the gentle acoustic ballad “Sail Into the Sun”) before culminating in the sleek, Duran Duran–style funk-rock of “Turn to Gold.” As usual, much of The Sounds’ appeal is rooted in the way that Ivarsson’s exuberant, poppy vocals blend with her bandmates’ harder delivery. Also at the Fonda on Monday, Nov. 13; the Glass House on Thursday, Nov. 16; and Pappy & Harriet’s on Friday, Nov. 17.
“I thought it was best to keep moving forward/I am the one standing still,” Maja Ivarsson declares forcefully over a surge of Félix Rodríguez’s guitar on “Thrill,” from The Sounds’ recent EP,