Swings: From Washington, DC. Sound like an indie rock band coated in teeth-rotting pop hooks timed to asymmetrical, loose jazz rhythm. The band is poised to release their sophomore effort, Sugarwater, on Exploding in Sound Records. This album finds them exploring syrupy auto-tuned vocal arrangements, earworm chord progressions, and a dance-like hypnotism. Swings still showcase a knack for deforming their own songs, but Sugarwater’s metamorphosis is more of an organic flow from entropy to rebirth. It's a snapshot of band that refuses to be burdened by theirs or anyone else’s pasts, confident enough to endlessly reconfigure, and always fresh and rewarding as a result.
November 14Grand Avenue Festival 2015