Posted in music on December 9, 2013

by Bill Pearis


OG '90s shoegazers Swervedriver have been back in action since 2008 or so. My first-ever post on BV was about them and when they played Music Hall of Williamsburg that year, I wrote:

"Swervedriver came out and just killed it. Like the last ten years never happened. Jaw-droppingly, why-aren't-you-still-a-band-and-making-records good. And maybe it's just the decade that's passed, but they almost seemed better than I remembered."
As to the "why aren't you still making records" part, they now are. The band are currently recording their first album since 1998's 99th Dream. Today (12/9) they released their first new single in 15 years. It's called "Deep Wound" (you may have seen them play it on Fallon when they toured last year) and it's got the overdriven guitars and soaring melodies the band are known for. It's good. The cover art, above, looks like their early Creation EPs too. You can stream it -- and the "Dub Wound" b-side that was mixed by Ride's Mark Gardener (!) -- below.




Comments (8)

Fantastic news! Swervedriver are better than 95% of currently active rock bands today.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 1:33 PM

You nailed it back in 2008 when you said that they killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 1:56 PM

Always love the Swervers -- they never did a bad album.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 3:06 PM

I saw Swervedriver back in the 90s at CBGB's, and in the middle of the set, these skinhead dudes come in and start slamming around in the crowd until they realized that it wasn't a Skrewdriver concert and they left.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 3:45 PM

Hey, 3:45, I was at that show! I'm trying to remember who opened. Was it Poster Children?

Posted by Eggs1234 | December 9, 2013 9:27 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 9:55 PM

lol 3:45 funny story

Hoping for another NYC date, since I was in the hospital when they played here a year and a half ago.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 10:31 AM

Awesome song and guitars. Glad to hear them back with the early noise phase. Sometimes real growth is circular. Could an album be far behind?

Posted by May | October 28, 2014 6:02 PM

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