Listen to “Speak Politely” below
“It’s a Los Angeles native in music form: yearning and chhttps://soundcloud.com/swimmmusic/speak-politelyaos bubbles
under a glossy, chill exterior.” – Consequence of Sound
The boys in East LA’s favorite duo, SWIMM, continued down their sultry new creative path today with the premiere of “Speak Politely” on Consequence of Sound . “Speak Politely” is the second single from their highly-anticipated debut full-length, Sentimental Porno, and comes just ahead of the band’s quick trip to New York this week to play Three’s Brewery in Brooklyn on Friday night (7/21) and Mercury Lounge in Manhattan on Saturday (7/22). You can hear “Speak Politely” now on Soundcloud or Spotify.
“First Time”, the band’s most recent release and first single from Sentimental Porno, was featured on Spotify’s “New Indie Music” playlist and was hailed as a “bold new direction from the band as they begin to unlock more mature soundscapes” by Paste Magazine and “an intoxicant spiked with oozing keyboards, electronic percussion and Hess’ pillow-talk falsetto” by Buzzbands LA.
Hailing from the Space Coast region of Florida, Chris Hess (vocals and guitar) and Adam Winn (percussion and harmonica) released their first EP–Feel– in 2013. The following year, the two moved to Los Angeles in one of the most important moves of their life and began work on what would become their 2015 release, the Beverly Hells EP on 24West Records. Beverly Hells would go on to be named on of Buzzband LA’s EP’s of the year and received coverage everywhere from Noisey to Consequence of Sound and Nylon, firmly establishing the band amongst a much larger audience.
The city of Los Angeles is deeply woven into SWIMM’s story. Since relocating to LA, both the beautiful, open-minded side of the city and it’s sometimes vapid plasticity have served as muses for the band’s music. In its creative community, SWIMM’s Chris Hess and Adam Winn have found a family that has propelled them to push the artistic envelope at each turn in their story. These influences will be even more evident on Sentimental Porno. Stay tuned for more music and tour dates as we get closer to this highly-anticipated new record!
7/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Three’s Brewing
7/22 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
7/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
9/14 – Orlando, FL @ The Social***
9/15 – Indialantic, FL @ Monkey Bar
9/16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits***
*** with Warpaint
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