Swervedriver announce reunion album, I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, stream “Setting Sun”


    Reunited shoegaze outfit Swervedriver has announced its first new album in 17 years: I Wasn’t Born to Lose You will arrive on March 3rd via Cobraside. The band’s fifth album to date, it serves as the follow-up to 1998’s 99th Dream.

    In addition to the 2013 single “Deep Wound”, the album features “Setting Sun”, which is now available for streaming. Starting light and breezy, the track slowly adds in layers of heavy percussion and dissonant guitars, resulting in an intriguing dichotomy between the gleefully upbeat and the utterly morose. Take a listen below.

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    “Setting Sun” and its accompanying B-side, a cover of Television’s “Days”, will be available digitally and as a 7-inch vinyl on January 13th.

    This album announcement is the culmination of a reunion run that began as far back as 2008. The band spent several years sporadically touring the world, making a 2012 appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, prior to releasing “Deep Wound” in late 2013. Swervedriver’s touring activity continues this March when the band embarks on another round of US dates. Consult the full schedule following the album’s tracklist.


    I Wasn’t Born to Lose You Tracklist:
    01. Autodidact
    02. Last Rites
    03. For a Day Like Tomorrow
    04. Setting Sun
    05. Everso
    06. English Subtitles
    07. Red Queen Arms Race
    08. Deep Wound
    09. Lone Star
    10. I Wonder?

    Swervedriver 2015 Tour Dates:
    03/04 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    03/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
    03/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    03/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball
    03/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    03/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    03/13 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    03/14 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
    03/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
    03/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater
    03/17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room at Blueberry
    03/19 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    03/20-21 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
    03/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    03/24 – Durham, NC @ Motorco
    03/25 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    03/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    03/28 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

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