A few weeks back I posted an article about the Australian release of this 7″ by TYM Records. Earlier this week Ryan told me that Outer Battery Records was releasing this beauty on green vinyl, hand-numbered and limited to 300 copies today! If you’re in the US, postage rates will def be on your side for this one..

After reuniting in 2008 Svervedriver has done a number of shows, but this is the first new material recorded from these guys since 1998. Frontman Adam Franklin has released a lot of great stuff in the meantime both under the moniker “Toshack Highway” and as “Adam Franklin and The Bolts of Melody” (also an album and an EP as “Magnetic Morning” with Interpol’s Sam Fogarino), but now it’s back to the fullblown fuzz of Swervedriver!

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The A-side “Deep Wound” really puts the drive back in Swervedriver, and sounds every bit as fresh as anything they released back in the 90’s. B-side “Dub Wound” strips down a bit and plays around the same arrangement. This  completes the maintrack, and shows what a clever songwriter/arranger Franklin really is.  Great stuff, and as an old Swervie this makes me really look forward to the new album coming out later this year.

You may want to argue with the shoegaze tag on this as it is just as much indie/alternative in the mix, but since this is the scene they were a big part of back in the days, I’ve decided to keep it there..

TYM records initially released this on 100 red, 200 purple and 300 yellow vinyl copies. They are now down to the last batch of the 300 yellow ones. These are hand-numbered as well. So if you prefer the yellow Aussie-edition, you can grab that through my previous post here   https://slyvinyl.com/shoegaze-chillwave/swervedriver-deep-wound-limited-to-300-yellow-vinyl-7

The Details

Another great release coming to us from Tym Records in Australia, it's the Deep Wound 7" from Swervedriver! This is the first new Swervedriver music available on vinyl in America in 15+ years. Limited to just 300 copies on green vinyl, in a hand numbered sleeve, "Deep Wound' is a classic slice of driving Swerve-rock, featuring backing vocals from Ride's Mark Gardener. 'Dub Wound' on the b-side is a spacey, Krautrock remix. These wont last long!

Thanks to Ryan Ribitsch for the tip!

Price $10



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