January 15 is Scott's birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a new single from the upcoming LP Bystander by Melbourne's Cool Sounds? "Crimson Mask" continues the band's string of '70s soft rock vibes, layered arrangements and terrific guitars. This one isn't quite as laid back as some of the band's songs, but it still has a chill vibe, a few curve balls and hooks galore. But really, it is not surprise -- everything Cool Sounds created is top shelf.
Bystander will be released February 12 (Abraham Lincoln's birthday) via Osborne Again Music and Spunk Records in Australia and New Zealand, and Nice Guy Records in the rest of the whole wide world. Cool Sounds are Dainis Lacey, Nick Kearton, Ambrin Hasnain, Steve Foulkes, Jack Nichols, and Pierce Morton.