Philadelphia-based indie-rock band Swearin’, featuring Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, Jeff Bolt and Amanda Bartley, will release their first new music since 2013’s Surfing Strange this year.
The band recently played their first live shows in three years, opening for Superchunk on tour in the northeast U.S. Swearin’ have now signed a record deal with Merge Records and are set to release a new album later this year.
Gilbride said of the band’s reunion, forthcoming album and recent record deal:
If time were real, it would have healed our wounds, but it’s not, so we decided to make a rock record. And to make one the way we always have! Quickly, at home, and for no one in particular. Fortunately for us, Merge hadn’t dismissed us as an oddity from earlier in the decade and said, “sup with that record?”And with their help, we’ve been reintroduced to polite society. Sometimes a band takes on a life of its own, and it seems this one came back to us when it was ready, and in its new form, to stay for the foreseeable future.
The band has also announced a new joint tour with Mike Krol in August on the West Coast, with tickets on sale now. Swearin’ will play a pair of U.S. shows with Ought in September, as well.
Their record label, Merge, hinted that fans should stay tuned for upcoming Swearin’ news by following the band on Facebook and by following Allison Crutchfield on Instagram, too.
Check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
Swearin’ Tour Dates:
01 – San Diego, Calif. @ Space Bar*
02 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Highland Park Ebell Club*
03 – San Jose, Calif. @ The Ritz*
05 – Seattle, Wash. @ Chop Suey*
06 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Fox Cabaret*
07 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir*
09 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Rickshaw Stop*
10 – Fresno, Calif. @ Strummer’s*
11 – Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy and Harriet’s*
05 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar^
06 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter^
(*- w/ Mike Krol)
(^- w/ Ought)
HELLO there // v excited to tell you all that Swearin’ has signed with @mergerecords and is touring the west coast with my love @mikekrol in August!! // tix go on sale this Friday 4/20 at noon // poster by MK, photo by @alidonohue // love y’all ????
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