Philadelphia via Brooklyn outfit Swearin’ sound quite familiar and this is possibly explained by the fact that front-woman Alison Crutchfield is the (twin) sister to Katie of Waxahatchee and the two have distinctly similar vocals that’s pretty hard to disengage.
The band themselves formed in Brooklyn back in 2011 and were initially a three-piece made up of Allison Crutchfield (guitar, vocals) Kyle Gilbride (guitar) and Keith Spencer (bass) , before later adding Jeff Bolt (Drums) to the line-up.
Having been a mainstay of Brooklyn’s indie-punk scene, Swearin’ relocated to Philadelphia earlier in the year where they recorded their charming new-single ‘Dust in the Gold Sack’. The single gives off an immediate lo-fi DIY feel…while keeping a slight country edge mainly from the part of Allison’s blissful vocals (her roots lead back to Alabama) and this electro-acoustic track has a little bit of everything, Pop, Punk, Country and an array of hooks which wets the appetite nicely for their forthcoming LP Surfing Strange”.
Swearin’ are about to embark on a UK tour supporting Waxahatchee this fall including a date at London’s Scala. Go check them out.
Swearin’ release their LP “Surfing Strange” in Europe on November 4 via Wichita records.