10/07/2019

SWERVEDRIVER TOUR BEGINS THIS THURSDAY 10/10 IN SAN DIEGO

SWERVEDRIVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS THIS THURSDAY 10/10 IN SAN DIEGO
 
 'FUTURE RUINS' ALBUM AND DIGITAL EP AVAILABLE THROUGH DANGERBIRD RECORDS

Photo: Steve Gullick
  
TOUR DATES:
 
THU 10 OCT – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
FRI 11 OCT – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
SUN 13 OCT – Dallas, TX @ Club DADA
MON 14 OCT – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
WED 16 OCT – Atlanta, GA @ Hell (The Masquerade)
THU 17 OCT – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
FRI 18 OCT – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
SAT 19 OCT – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
SUN 20 OCT – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
MON 21 OCT – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
TUE 22 OCT – New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge 
WED 23 OCT – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
THU 24 OCT – Boston, MA @ Sonia
JUST ADDED FRI 25 OCT - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood
JUST ADDED SAT 26 OCT - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern (afternoon improvized set/2.30pm)
SUN 27 OCT – Detroit, MI @ El Club
MON 28 OCT – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
WED 30 OCT – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
FRI 01 NOV - Portland OR @ Bunk Bar
SAT 02 NOV - Portland OR @ Bunk Bar
SUN 03 NOV – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
TUE 05 NOV – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
WED 06 NOV – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram

Across the four-album arc of their first era – Raise (1991); Mezcal Head (1993); Ejector Seat Reservation (1995); 99th Dream (1997), Swervedriver made music that was all about the journey....simulating the thrill of propulsion, the euphoric arrival, the anticipation of going back again (or not)…of moving on. And move on they did. During 10 years in absentia, the band’s legend grew. In 2005, a two-disc anthology was compiled with the band’s involvement, and foretold a resurrection. Sure enough, the trip resumed in 2008, with Swervedriver encountering the acclaim they ought to have enjoyed a decade earlier. A fifth albumI Wasn’t Born To Lose You, emerged in 2015, a mere 17 years after its predecessor, and trumpeted some eternal Swervedriver virtues: the intricate, fissile guitar patterns of Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge, baked hard, then dispatched in giant monolithic waves by the tactile rhythm section. Their most recent full-length, Future Ruins, released in January of this year to critical acclaim, exhibited the band's fabled widescreen escapism, combined with very real fears of the modern condition...a band moving with real time/real life vitality, as well as showcasing new tricks along with classic hallmarks.
 
The band's recent EP featuring space rock takes on The Supremes and Gene Clark classics 'Reflections' b/w 'I Think I'm Going to Feel Better' is available digitally,
 
"...consistently good, through and through, a reliably strong record from a band that, more than most, still sounds like no one but itself." AV Club
 
"...the post-grunge guitar heroes are back with more music for driving really, really fast.... Yeah, it's that good." Flood
 
"More than 30 years on from their inception, Swervedriver still invokes a sense of seemingly infinite permutations of meaning in their music, each with the capacity to inspire true belief." Slant
 
“Future Ruins pushes the envelope beyond expectations or indeed, any specific genre……a welcome addition to the Swervedriver canon. It also fully confirms their reunion was anything but a nostalgia trip.” Under The Radar
 
“Whether or not Future Ruins is the record that finally breaks Swervedriver through to the masses, it shows the band are still making their own breakthroughs.” PopMatters
 
“…these songs document the ongoing and confident rejuvenation of a band thoroughly enjoying their second wind. I sincerely hope that they can keep this positive trend going in the future.” Everything Is Noise
 
"If you ever liked Swervedriver, you’ll like this a lot..." Dusted
 
“Future Ruins pulls off a canny trick, perfectly channeling their past while making sense in the present” MOJO
 
“... co-founders Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge venture beyond the template of Raise and Mezcal Head without making the faithful worry they’ve ditched their distortion pedals” Uncut
 
“[Future Ruins] shows that the band still have something to say and prove. They’re in it for the long haul” DIY
 
"Magical and stirring" When The Sun Hits
 

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