"We were surprised that the song took a little life of its own. We had no idea that it would connect to the people the way it did. We were stunned that the song would make its way on a lot of movies, commercials," said The Temper Trap bassist Jonathan Aherne in a recent phone interview he conducted with PULP. Of course, he was referring to this hit of their off their 2009 debut album Conditions...

"Sweet Disposition" became a worldwide cult hit, thanks to its inclusion in TV shows, commercials and movies, most notable of which was the Zooey Deschanel movie 500 Days of Summer. The song eventually made its way on local radio. It even became a cool song to cover in college band contests, a song that gave bands a cool edge over the majority of bands that seem to churn out Urbandub, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Franco covers forever.

Now they have released their new self-titled album featuring their new single "Need Your Love." "It was of the last songs we wrote for the album," said Aherne. "This was me jumping on a mood. I love how the intro has the big drums and the rolling synths." You can check out the Karate Kid-referencing music video here...

Aherne also talked about the prospects of the band duplicating the success that they had with their first album and their breakthrough single. "I try not to get too concerned with everything," Aherne said. "We all want it to go well, but at the end of the day all you can do is do everything in your power to make sure you come up with an album that you love and do your part in getting the word out. We'll just see what happens. Right now, with the kind of music that we're making we are so happy and we feel we have a good future in music."

We're going to end this note by featuring a couple of songs from two albums that Aherne listed down as his two all-time favorite records...