PDXPOPNOW! + New Recording + Europe

Hello all!

It’s been a busy summer for us on the recording front. We’re finishing up the final bits of tracking for our upcoming release–actually, a couple of the tracks are being mixed as I write this by our friend John Askew (Neko Case, Wild Flag, Corin Tucker).

PDX Pop Now! 2013 Make It Pop!

We consider it a great honor to be included in this year’s PDXPOPNOW! compilation. For those of you unfamiliar with PDXPOPNOW!, every year they release a compilation of some of the best music Portland has to offer. There are literally thousands of bands hoping to get on the comp.–to be included feels like a nice little pat on the back for a job well done. We’ll take it! We worked all summer on making this upcoming record a true and energetic statement of where we are as a band. The song “Brighter” was included on the compilation and will be on our forthcoming release…you can listen to it HERE. You can purchase the whole compilation HERE.

In other exciting news, we’re working on stringing together some shows in Europe in November. This summer our friend Ritchie Young of the wonderful band Loch Lomond regaled us with the pleasures of European touring and we’re going all in to make it happen. We’ll keep you posted on the details as they emerge. Of course if you think you can help any way, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us…what is your favorite place to get coffee in the Netherlands anyway?

We will be lucky to have lauded Portland filmmaker Scott Ballard traveling with us and documenting our trip–you can expect equal parts music video, hijinx, tears, laughter and almost certainly, rock and roll. Check out Scott’s full filmography and learn more about him HERE.

That is it for now! Please check back for more updates in the coming months!

Hugs, Swansea



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