Because It’s Always Nice To Have An Excuse To Post Swervedriver

Oct 19th, 2007 // 8 Comments

And here I thought they’d broken up: the British outfit Swervedriver is embarking on a tour next spring, ending what their PR firm is referring to as a “10-year hiatus” and giving fans of huge, swirling guitars the chance to hear the big chords of “Rave Down” in a live setting. Here’s hoping that this results in a proper reissue of Raise, which is currently going for $22.47 on Amazon–the kids today, especially the ones who are trying to get into that whole nu-gaze crap, need to at least have the option of snagging a legal copy of “Son Of Mustang Ford.”

Swervedriver – Rave Down [Dailymotion]
Swervedriver [MySpace]

  1. Ahh! Jim lad!

    How cool. Being a youngin’ and all, I’ve always wanted to see a ‘real’ shoegaze-ish band live. Unfortunately, they’re not touring anywhere near me. :p

  2. mackro

    Heh, I saw Swervedriver open for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin (yes really) in 1992. They were a bit boring. Doesn’t stop “Rave Down” from being awesome though. (And I have those first three Creation CD-EPs. Line for first-borns start here, single file. Thank you.)

  3. Halfwit

    All I can think of when I hear/hear of Swervedriver is the PC-CD version of “Road Rash”. Whoever says that the long tail is a post-ringtones concept clearly didn’t play video games in the 90s.

  4. OingoBobo

    Sometimes things pop out on the internet, and I’d like to thank you, Maura & your staff. You reminded me of good times, thank you.

  5. thearcanemodel


  6. Dick Laurent is dead.

    My friend actually interviewed Adam Franklin a few months back re: his solo album…maybe this’ll move a few more copies.

  7. TheMojoPin

    Hopefully the white dreads are gone but the awesome rawk remains.

  8. MrStarhead

    I saw Swervedriver in the spring of ’98 on a co-headlining tour with Hum, and they were terrible… seemed to be going through the motions. Hopefully a decade away has put some fire back in them. Wait… can a shoegazer band have fire?

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