by Andrew Sacher

Swearin' at Bowery Ballroom earlier this month (more by PSquared Photography)

I was just talking about the new Worriers album, and how bands like them and Swearin' are keeping raw, honest pop punk alive. So it's pretty good timing to now find out that Swearin' has announced a new album too. The album is titled Surfing Strange, and it will be out on November 5 via Salinas Records, who also released their self-titled debut. The first single, "Watered Down," is on the band's slower, grungier side, and similarly to recent stuff by Cloud Nothings or Wavves, instead of choosing between emo honesty, grunge angst, or indie rock apathy, it combines all three. Check out the new single, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Swearin' also just expanded their tour to include a ton of dates from early October through mid-December. For a band who plays NYC a lot, there isn't one NYC date on this tour at the moment. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Swearin' singer Allison Crutchfield's sister's band Waxahatchee will play NYC soon on their tour with Screaming Females. All three of those bands, plus Upset, are on the upcoming Guided by Voices tribute.

All Swearin' dates are listed, along with the new song, LP artwork and tracklist, below...


Swearin' - "Watered Down"


1. Dust in the Gold Sack
2. Watered Down
3. Mermaid
4. Parts of Speech
5. Melanoma
6. Echo Locate
7. Loretta's Flowers
8. Glare of the Sun
9. Unwanted Place
10. Young
11. Curdled

Swearin' -- 2013 Tour Dates
10/08 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengade 30
10/09 Berlin, Germany Privatclub
10/10 Hamburg, Germany Molotow
10/11 Schorndorf, Germany Manufaktur
10/12 Zürich, Switzerland Rote Fabrik
10/16 Lille, France La Péniche
10/17 Paris, France Point Éphémère
10/18 Opwijk, Belgium Nijdrop
10/19 Oxford, England Gathering Festival
10/20 Cardiff, Wales Sŵn Festival
10/21 London, England The Shacklewell Arms
10/22 London, England Scala
10/23 Newcastle, England Heartattack & Vine
10/24 Glasgow, Scotland Broadcast
10/25 Manchester, England Sound Control
10/26 Dublin, Ireland Workman's Club
10/28 Leeds, England Brudenell Social Club
10/29 Brighton, England Green Door Store
10/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands The Winston Kingdom
10/31 Helsinki, Finland Kuudes Linja
11/19 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI Mulligan's Pub
11/21 Chicago, IL Township
11/22 Omaha, NE Sweatshop
11/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
11/24 Salt Lake City, Utah Kilby Court
11/25 Boise, ID Neurolux
11/27 Seattle, WA Chop Suey *
11/29 Vancouver, British Columbia Biltmore Cabaret *
11/30 Portland, OR Holocene *
12/02 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop *
12/03 Oakland, CA 1-2-3-4 Go! *
12/04 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium *
12/05 Los Angeles, CA Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock*
12/07 La Jolla, CA The Ché Café Collective *
12/08 Phoenix, AZ The Trunk Space
12/10 Austin, TX The Mohawk
12/11 Dallas, TX Three Links
12/12 Russellville, AR The Cavern (Thurberdome)
12/13 Nashville, TN The Stone Fox
12/14 Richmond, VA Strange Matter

* - w/ Waxahatchee


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