Among all the things to love about the trailer for 500 Days of Summer — and there are many! — is the stellar backing song. Performed by the Australian band The Temper Trap, "Sweet Disposition" is exactly the sound of sunny, beachy, leafy-green days when the whole world is yours to discover.
The quartet is about to hit the United States this Spring, with shows in New York, Los Angeles, and SXSW in Austin, and the group's first full-length album is due later this year. For now, they have an EP called Sweet Disposition, which includes that song, another called "The Science of Fear," and remixes of both.
I'm digging this band's sound, which overall just seems destined for more movie soundtracks: The songs are both upbeat and offbeat, with enough sudden changes and unusual instrumentation to keep me guessing. I'm definitely curious to hear more from them this year. For now, you can hear both "Sweet Disposition" and "The Science of Fear" on MySpace, and to watch the video for "Sweet Disposition," just