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Swervedriver Share a Video for New Song “Spiked Flower”

Future Ruins Due Out January 25 via Dangerbird

Jan 10, 2019

Swervedriver are releasing a new album, Future Ruins, on January 25 via Dangerbird. Now they have shared another new song from the album, "Spiked Flower," via a video for the song. Watch the video below. More

Swervedriver Share a Video for New Song “The Lonely Crowd Fades in the Air”

Future Ruins Due Out January 25, 2019 via Dangerbird

Dec 06, 2018

Swervedriver are releasing a new album, Future Ruins, on January 25, 2019 via Dangerbird. Previously they shared its first two singles: "Mary Winter" (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and "Drone Lover," via a video for the song. Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, "The Lonely Crowd Fades in the Air."  More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Karen O and Danger Mouse, Mercury Rev and Margo Price, and More

Plus Ryley Walker; The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; The Twilight Sad; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 16, 2018

This the closest we've come in awhile to skipping Songs of the Week due to a lack of truly worthy songs. But we were able to at least come up with a Top 7 (as opposed to our usual Top 10), even if it includes two covers and two album tracks. One thing that saved it was our #1 song, which was released this morning. More

Swervedriver Share a Video for New Song “Drone Lover”

Future Ruins Due Out January 25, 2019 via Dangerbird

Nov 16, 2018

Swervedriver are releasing a new album, Future Ruins, on January 25, 2019 via Dangerbird. Previously they shared its first single, "Mary Winter" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, "Drone Lover."  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Steve Gunn, Thom Yorke, Hatchie, Julia Holter, and More

Plus The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; boygenius; Beirut; Beach House; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 26, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week list is a supersized edition, with a Top 12 rather than our regular Top 10. Various new album announcements this week, as well as some excellent albums being released today, resulted in the need to make room for two extra tracks.  More

Swervedriver Announce New Album, Share New Song “Mary Winter”

Future Ruins Due Out January 25, 2019 via Dangerbird

Oct 25, 2018

Swervedriver have announced a new album, Future Ruins, and shared its first single, "Mary Winter." More

News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, and More

Plus Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces

Jun 07, 2017

Here's a roundup of all the other news items we couldn't get to today and yesterday, including stories on Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces. More

Watch: Swervedriver - “I Wonder?” Video

New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

May 29, 2015

In March '90s British shoegazers Swervedriver returned with I Wasn't Born to Lose You, their first new album in 17 years. Now they have released a video for "I Wonder?" The psychedelic clip superimposes performance footage with shots of the band on the road.  More

May 18, 2011

Legendary English shoegazers Swervedriver (contemporaries to Lush, My Bloody Valentine and Chapterhouse among others) are heading to North America for a brief run of dates. We have the (all too short) list.  More



Reviews

Future Ruins

Future Ruins

Dangerbird

Jan 21, 2019

As one of the key figures in the birth of the musical genre that came to be known as shoegaze, not to mention one of Creation Records' pivotal signings during the label's halcyon era, Swervedriver'slegendary status is already cemented.  More

I Wasn’t Born to Lose You

I Wasn’t Born to Lose You

Cobraside

Mar 02, 2015

I Wasn't Born to Lose You is the Oxford, England rock unit's first full-length in 17 years, and while Swervedriver's return hasn't gotten the same level of ballyhoo as contemporaries such as Slowdive or Ride, it should. More

Swervedriver (with Heaven), Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY - March 31, 2012

Apr 18, 2012

Chances to see seminal shoegazers Swervedriver live have been relatively uncommon in the 14 years since their last album, even post-reunion at Coachella 2008.  More