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2015/02/26


Swervedriver is about to release a new studio album I Wasn't Born To Lose You on March 3rd. Today the band debuted the official video for the song "Lone Star" which is posted below. The full album, by the way, is still available to stream over at NPR (stream through March 1st). Pre-order I Wasn't Born To Lose You from iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite record store.



Meanwhile Swervedriver's Adam Franklin was interviewed by Noisey and discussed the new album, shoegaze, and reunions. During the interview Franklin revealed that Swervedriver is hoping to eventually reissue the albums Ejector Seat Reservation (which never saw a North American release) and 99th Dream:

"Though the first three [albums] were re-released on CD, but Ejector Seat still didn’t get released in the US. Sony were like, “Hold off on Ejector Seat.” So, there is a plan to get those two out again. But then 99th Dream is also tied up in ludicrous litigation at the moment...But it is an album we will be re-approaching for release on CD and vinyl. Hopefully in the next 12 months."

Franklin also discussed how back in the day Swervedriver came close to giving their demo tape to J Mascis and Sonic Youth instead of Creation's Alan McGee. Franklin acknowledges that had they given the tape to the more guitar-oriented artists, Swervedriver would have been perceived differently and not be lumped in with other "shoegaze" bands like Creation label mates Ride and My Bloody Valentine:

"It would have been quite a different perception of the band. We wouldn’t have been called shoegaze...But back then we only had a certain number of cassettes, so we stuck to the original plan. It could’ve been quite interesting had they heard it because the perception of the band would’ve been different."

Read the full interview with Adam Franklin here.

Swervedriver North American tour

03/01 -- Costa Mesa, CA @ Maison
03/03 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
03/04 -- San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/05 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
03/06 -- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
03/08 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumo's Crystal Ball
03/09 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/12 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
03/13 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
03/14 -- Chicago, IL @ TBA
03/15 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
03/16 -- Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater
03/17 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room @ Blueberry
03/19 -- Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
03/20 -- Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/21 -- Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/23 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Hell Stage
03/24 -- Durham, NC @ Motorco
03/25 -- Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
03/27 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/28 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03/29 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/30 -- New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Published February 26th, 2015 @ 10:57 AM