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Swearin’

Swearin’ operates and shines like a well-oiled, pragmatic machine. Their complimentary personalities, solid work-ethic, and similar backgrounds in DIY punk, have helped them thrive. Formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, Allison Crutchfield (guitar) and Kyle Gilbride (guitar) had been making demos for nearly a year before inviting Keith Spencer (bass) into the equation. The trio eventually added longtime friend and Philadelphia resident Jeff Bolt on drums, releasing their demo EP, What a Dump, shortly thereafter.

 

The demo received instant praise from Brooklyn’s indie punk scene and beyond. It combined the sounds of Gilbride and Crutchfield’s prior bands (Big Soda and P.S. Eliot, respectively) while stretching into new territories of fuzzed guitars and compounded song structures.

 

In 2012, Swearin’ released their debut self-titled LP, on which their dynamic and sound fully starts to emerge and flourish. Here, each member brings their own patterns and rolodex of influences to the table, creating a uniquely inviting and complex album. Crutchfield’s vocals are smooth and her lyrics are sharp and personal. Gilbride produces a wall of layered guitars, saccharine hooks, and his own specific ear in the recording process. (He records and produces all of their music.) Spencer makes his first appearance as a songwriter in the band, delivering some of the most diverse songs to the album (‘Divine Mimosa’ and ‘Kill Em’ with Kindness’). Finally, Jeff Bolt remains powerful and heavy while committing totally to servicing the songs.

 

The album received much critical acclaim and the band went on to do several successful US tours. They have since relocated to Philadelphia and are currently working on the upcoming sophomore LP.

Date City Venue Country
01/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Kansas City, MO The Riot Room United States
02/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Norman, OK Norman Arts Council United States
03/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Dallas, TX Club Dada United States
04/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Austin, TX Red 7 United States
05/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Houston, TX Walter’s United States
07/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Birmingham, AL Bottletree United States
08/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Gainesville, FL The Atlantic United States
09/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Orlando Will’s Pub United States
10/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Atlanta, GA Wonderoot United States
11/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Durham, NC The Pinhook United States
12/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Baltimore, MD Ottobar United States
13/06/14 http://www.wichita-recordings.com Swearin’ in Philadelphia Boot & Saddle United States

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