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Swearin is the kind of band that comes around, at best, once a decade. Thankfully for us, theyve come around twice. After releasing two beloved full-lengths, 2012s Swearin and 2013s Surfing Strange, the Philadelphia band quietly put things on hold. It was due, at least in part, to the bands main songwriters, Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride, ending their romantic relationship. And though Swearin tried to soldier on, it became far too stressful to keep going. But after a few years apart, those bad feelings disappeared. And when the bands three membersCrutchfield, Gilbride, and drummer Jeff Boltfound themselves in a room again, the conversation inevitably turned back to Swearin. Drunkenly, without any hesitation or inhibitions, said Crutchfield, we asked, What would it take from each of us? What would we need to do this again? What would we want to accomplish if we decided to be a band again? They realized that what they all wanted was to not just play shows, but to make a new record. Before the band initially split, theyd already started writing for what would have been their third album, but instead of going back to that old material, they wanted to do something that reflected the people theyd become during those intervening years. When a band re-forms and makes a new record that is trying to sound like the heyday of their band, it doesnt sound genuine, said Bolt. Before long, Crutchfield and Gilbride had a new batch of Swearin songs, ones that meshed with the sound theyd originally developed together but boldly pushed things forward. The result is Fall into the Sun, a Swearin record that doesnt try to obscure the passage of time but instead embraces it. Getting older, your tastes change, and what you want to do changes, said Bolt. Those changes, though subtle, are impactful, making Fall into the Sun what Crutchfield calls the adult Swearin album. It can be seen in songs like Big Change, where she says goodbye to Philly and the scene that she came up in, or in Dogpile, where Gilbride offers the line any aging punk can relate to: By pure dumb luck Ive gotten where Im going. Where Swearin used to pummel through their songs, on Fall into the Sun, they bask in what this newfound openness offers. Its most notable on the ambling Stabilize, which sees the band throw their weight around in the songs back half, offering up whats easily the heaviest riff in the bands catalog. I think both me and Allison have gone through huge transitions in our lives. There was a lot on our minds, and it was a super fertile time to put a bunch of songs together, said Gilbride. Its true of the material found on Fall into the Sun, but its noticeable in the albums production, too. Much like the bands previous albums, Gilbride anchored the recording and producing of the record, but this time around, the band worked to make the process feel more collaborative than ever before. I feel like this was the first time I could look at a Swearin record and say that I co-produced it, and that felt really good, said Crutchfield. Recorded in both Philly and Los Angeles, where Crutchfield now resides, Fall into the Sun took shape by the members giving their full trust to one another, and it can be seen in the final product. Listening to Fall into the Sun, the old Swearin is still there, but its a more confident, collaborative version than the one people first came to know. Crutchfield and Gilbride always had an innate ability to mirror the others movements in songs, but here, they build a focused lyrical perspective across their songs, one thats thankful for their past, but looks boldly toward the future. Though it may have taken them a while, Swearin finally made the third album they always wanted. Fall into the Sun is as riotously affirming as their early work...

Swearin is the kind of band that comes around, at best, once a decade. Thankfully for us, theyve come around twice. After releasing two beloved full-lengths, 2012s Swearin and 2013s Surfing Strange, the Philadelphia band quietly put things on hold. It was due, at least in part, to the bands main songwriters, Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride, ending their romantic relationship. And though Swearin tried to soldier on, it became far too stressful to keep going. But after a few years apart, those bad feelings disappeared. And when the bands three membersCrutchfield, Gilbride, and drummer Jeff Boltfound themselves in a room again, the conversation inevitably turned back to Swearin. Drunkenly, without any hesitation or inhibitions, said Crutchfield, we asked, What would it take from each of us? What would we need to do this again? What would we want to accomplish if we decided to be a band again? They realized that what they all wanted was to not just play shows, but to make a new record. Before the band initially split, theyd already started writing for what would have been their third album, but instead of going back to that old material, they wanted to do something that reflected the people theyd become during those intervening years. When a band re-forms and makes a new record that is trying to sound like the heyday of their band, it doesnt sound genuine, said Bolt. Before long, Crutchfield and Gilbride had a new batch of Swearin songs, ones that meshed with the sound theyd originally developed together but boldly pushed things forward. The result is Fall into the Sun, a Swearin record that doesnt try to obscure the passage of time but instead embraces it. Getting older, your tastes change, and what you want to do changes, said Bolt. Those changes, though subtle, are impactful, making Fall into the Sun what Crutchfield calls the adult Swearin album. It can be seen in songs like Big Change, where she says goodbye to Philly and the scene that she came up in, or in Dogpile, where Gilbride offers the line any aging punk can relate to: By pure dumb luck Ive gotten where Im going. Where Swearin used to pummel through their songs, on Fall into the Sun, they bask in what this newfound openness offers. Its most notable on the ambling Stabilize, which sees the band throw their weight around in the songs back half, offering up whats easily the heaviest riff in the bands catalog. I think both me and Allison have gone through huge transitions in our lives. There was a lot on our minds, and it was a super fertile time to put a bunch of songs together, said Gilbride. Its true of the material found on Fall into the Sun, but its noticeable in the albums production, too. Much like the bands previous albums, Gilbride anchored the recording and producing of the record, but this time around, the band worked to make the process feel more collaborative than ever before. I feel like this was the first time I could look at a Swearin record and say that I co-produced it, and that felt really good, said Crutchfield. Recorded in both Philly and Los Angeles, where Crutchfield now resides, Fall into the Sun took shape by the members giving their full trust to one another, and it can be seen in the final product. Listening to Fall into the Sun, the old Swearin is still there, but its a more confident, collaborative version than the one people first came to know. Crutchfield and Gilbride always had an innate ability to mirror the others movements in songs, but here, they build a focused lyrical perspective across their songs, one thats thankful for their past, but looks boldly toward the future. Though it may have taken them a while, Swearin finally made the third album they always wanted. Fall into the Sun is as riotously affirming as their early work...

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Fall Into The Sun [LP]
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Swearin is the kind of band that comes around, at best, once a decade. Thankfully for us, theyve come around twice. After releasing two beloved full-lengths, 2012s Swearin and 2013s Surfing Strange, the Philadelphia band quietly put things on hold. It was due, at least in part, to the bands main songwriters, Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride, ending their romantic relationship. And though Swearin tried to soldier on, it became far too stressful to keep going. But after a few years apart, those bad feelings disappeared. And when the bands three membersCrutchfield, Gilbride, and drummer Jeff Boltfound themselves in a room again, the conversation inevitably turned back to Swearin. Drunkenly, without any hesitation or inhibitions, said Crutchfield, we asked, What would it take from each of us? What would we need to do this again? What would we want to accomplish if we decided to be a band again? They realized that what they all wanted was to not just play shows, but to make a new record. Before the band initially split, theyd already started writing for what would have been their third album, but instead of going back to that old material, they wanted to do something that reflected the people theyd become during those intervening years. When a band re-forms and makes a new record that is trying to sound like the heyday of their band, it doesnt sound genuine, said Bolt. Before long, Crutchfield and Gilbride had a new batch of Swearin songs, ones that meshed with the sound theyd originally developed together but boldly pushed things forward. The result is Fall into the Sun, a Swearin record that doesnt try to obscure the passage of time but instead embraces it. Getting older, your tastes change, and what you want to do changes, said Bolt. Those changes, though subtle, are impactful, making Fall into the Sun what Crutchfield calls the adult Swearin album. It can be seen in songs like Big Change, where she says goodbye to Philly and the scene that she came up in, or in Dogpile, where Gilbride offers the line any aging punk can relate to: By pure dumb luck Ive gotten where Im going. Where Swearin used to pummel through their songs, on Fall into the Sun, they bask in what this newfound openness offers. Its most notable on the ambling Stabilize, which sees the band throw their weight around in the songs back half, offering up whats easily the heaviest riff in the bands catalog. I think both me and Allison have gone through huge transitions in our lives. There was a lot on our minds, and it was a super fertile time to put a bunch of songs together, said Gilbride. Its true of the material found on Fall into the Sun, but its noticeable in the albums production, too. Much like the bands previous albums, Gilbride anchored the recording and producing of the record, but this time around, the band worked to make the process feel more collaborative than ever before. I feel like this was the first time I could look at a Swearin record and say that I co-produced it, and that felt really good, said Crutchfield. Recorded in both Philly and Los Angeles, where Crutchfield now resides, Fall into the Sun took shape by the members giving their full trust to one another, and it can be seen in the final product. Listening to Fall into the Sun, the old Swearin is still there, but its a more confident, collaborative version than the one people first came to know. Crutchfield and Gilbride always had an innate ability to mirror the others movements in songs, but here, they build a focused lyrical perspective across their songs, one thats thankful for their past, but looks boldly toward the future. Though it may have taken them a while, Swearin finally made the third album they always wanted. Fall into the Sun is as riotously affirming as their early work...

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