UPDATE: Poison City Records will have Purple and Orange colorvariants from Australia, while the Cobraside edition will also be available as a Black Vinyl 2xLP with worldwide distribution. Links to these versions added underneath!

Swervedriver is back with a new album!!! “I Wasn’t Born To Lose You” is releasing via Australia’s TYM Records, Poison City Records and Cobraside worldwide in March. The Transparent Red Vinyl is only available directly from TYM, and strictly limited to 100 copies only.

Swervedriver’s first release was 1990’s superb “Son Of Mustang Ford” EP through Creation Records, who gave them reputation as one of the pioneers of the rising Shoegaze scene, side by side with labelmates My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Slowdive. There was no mistake labeling them in that genre then, but they always had a heavier Indie/Alternative oriented sound, drawing comparisons to bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. As they evolved throughout the 90’s, they evolved their sound into a more dynamic, mature sound.  They managed to release 4 Brilliant studio albums (Raise -91, Mezcal Head -93, Ejector Seat Reservation -95, 99th Dream -98) and a whole bunch of EPs and singles before breaking up back in late -98. All albums are by now highly collectible on Vinyl, so be sure to buy if you find them at a decent price!

In 2008 they reunited for a number of shows, and the “Deep Wound” single (2013) presented the first new recorded material by the band since 1998. Frontman and songwriter Adam Franklin (guitar/vocals) recorded and released a lot of great stuff during Swervedriver’s hiatus, first under the moniker Toshack Highway and later as Adam Franklin & The Bolts of Melody (plus an album and an EP as Magnetic Morning with Interpol’s Sam Fogarino), but now it’s back to the fullblown fuzz of Swervedriver!

*Link to the standard Black 2xLP from Insound.com (US) HERE !

*Get the Poison City Records (AU) alternate colored versions HERE!

Adam Franklin’s “Bolts of Melody” (2007) was recently pressed on vinyl for the first time by TYM Records, Limited to 200 copies on 180g Red w/Blue Splatter Vinyl. These certainly look deadly PICTURE HERE! Only a handful left, shipping out from this week! GO GET IT


The Details

One of the finest rock bands ever to grace Creation Records’ roster back in the early 1990s, Swervedriver are back with their first album in 18 years!
Swervedriver were formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jim Hartridge. The band’s mix of guitar-fuelled energy and forlorn melodies echoed American US acts like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth while also attracting comparisons with the so-called ‘Shoegaze’ bands.
The new album boasts the song ‘Deep Wound’, which the Swervies performed on the Jimmy Fallon Show in the States before releasing it as a limited edition single on Tym records in 2014.
Presale of limited edition transparent red only available through Tym records. Available late March 2015.

01 Autodidact
02 Last Rites
03 For a Day Like Tomorrow
04 Setting Sun
05 Everso
06 English Subtitles
07 Red Queen Arms Race
08 Deep Wound
09 Lone Star
10 I Wonder?

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