Show Preview: Swearin @ Mohawk (12.10)


Date Tuesday, December 10th
Location Mohawk
Doors 9:00 PM
Tickets $8 from Mohawk

One of the hottest bands over the last few months, including our site and beyond, has been Swearin. They’ve got this classic alternative sound with distorted guitars and lackadaisical vocal delivery, which often uses male/female interplay.  They’re just just as likely to blast your ears as they are to offer you soft little melodies.  Their album Surfing Strange is something that’s definitely worth your time, much as the openers are.  You’ll get two great local acts in the Midgetmen and Super Thief to open up your evening. It’s going to be a busy week for rock n’ roll in Austin, so if you haven’t started catching live shows, this is as good a place as any.


Download: Swearin – Watered Down [MP3]

Top Songs of 2013

best songs ath 2013We’ve put our pretty little heads together ladies and gentlemen to bring you our favorite songs from this past year.  It was a difficult task with our ever growing staff, but we feel like this list best represents the diverse taste of our staff.  Love it or hate it, it’s ours to call our own.  Hit play and put your head down or dance or shimmmy or drool or whatever works. Most of all we hope you hear something you missed, something you want to buy or something you want to see live.

Scroll past the playlist for full the run of the bestest songs ever this year.

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Another New Jam from Swearin’

swearinJust a short bit ago we had this incredible tune from Swearin rocking on our stereos, and they’re back at it again a few short weeks later.  This song opens up really softly, then opens up with this shredding guitar line and a more frenetic pace.  Allison Crutchfield has the perfect voice for this sort of music, it’s got a bit of polish to it, yet it still has this strained sharpness that gives the tune, and the band, a solid edge.  Their album Surfing Strange will be out on November 4th via Wichita Recordings.

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I’m In Love with Swearin’

swearinThis track from Swearin popped up on Friday, and I’ve been spending my weekend pressing repeat over and over again.  I could say that it’s the slight drawl accompanied by a female backing vocal.  But, it might also be that I sort of see this group as the next logical step in the history of band’s aping Pavement.  The guitar playing is simple but crunchy in all the right places.  The group will be releasing their newest effort, Surfing Strange on November 5th via Salinas Records in the US, so you’ll do well to get this band on your radar; it should be their year if the album plays out like this tune.

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