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SWIMM & New Madrid

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SWIMM

Blending elements of dance music, rock n' roll and shoegaze/folk with psychedelia as the cohesive element, SWIMM has created an original sounding first release that has people very curious about what will come next from this Florida group. Following the release of the Feel EP, SWIMM began playing a number of energetic DIY shows in California, New York and Florida, building a rep for an experiential live show. The release launched the band into an abundance of positive press.

"Get ready to have your mind blown!" - Nylon

"Although the band's American, fans of British guitar sounds a la Stone Roses, The Verve, Marc Bolan and Tame Impala will fall hard for SWIMM's unforgettable music" - iTunes

SWIMM is the music of Chris Hess & Adam Winn. They write, record, and play live with several friends including Spencer Petersen, Adrian Martinez, Jared Bowser, Gavin Little, Jonathan Berlin, Zac Sullivan, Justin Morales & Thomas Carroll.


NEW MADRID

From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat - engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction- displayed the band's inherent talents and introduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving music- mecca hometown, Yardboat garnered "Album of the Year," and the band's formula of constant touring and creative restlessness earned them "Artist of the Year" at the Flagpole Music Awards. In the summer of 2013, New Madrid signed to local start-up Normaltown Records, and entered the studio to record what would become Sunswimmer. Their second full-length finds New Madrid further exploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.

The new record presents a New Madrid audibly settled into itself. Focused into a collection of collaborative songs, the band delves into a more experimental soundscape. Recorded solely on analog tape during a cool, wet July – once again under the direction of David Barbe - Sunswimmer telegraphs a newly confident self-knowledge, from the assertive opening riff of the churning “Manners” to the infectious driving beat behind “Forest Gum.” The tracks here are more concentrated than Yardboat’s offerings, but fans of New Madrid’s expansive tendencies will be sated by the record’s final 25 minutes, which are characterized by two linear compositions (“Homesick” and “And She Smiles”). The album's body of music was conceived as a singular piece and is best consumed that way.

In a digital age, when song snippets skip cross-country on the backs of broadband, Sunswimmer is a testament that making music for shared space still remains.


Halcyonaire
California Country & Soul


Fay Roy
Dark Tropical Vibez
SWIMM

Blending elements of dance music, rock n' roll and shoegaze/folk with psychedelia as the cohesive element, SWIMM has created an original sounding first release that has people very curious about what will come next from this Florida group. Following the release of the Feel EP, SWIMM began playing a number of energetic DIY shows in California, New York and Florida, building a rep for an experiential live show. The release launched the band into an abundance of positive press.

"Get ready to have your mind blown!" - Nylon

"Although the band's American, fans of British guitar sounds a la Stone Roses, The Verve, Marc Bolan and Tame Impala will fall hard for SWIMM's unforgettable music" - iTunes

SWIMM is the music of Chris Hess & Adam Winn. They write, record, and play live with several friends including Spencer Petersen, Adrian Martinez, Jared Bowser, Gavin Little, Jonathan Berlin, Zac Sullivan, Justin Morales & Thomas Carroll.


NEW MADRID

From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat - engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction- displayed the band's inherent talents and introduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving music- mecca hometown, Yardboat garnered "Album of the Year," and the band's formula of constant touring and creative restlessness earned them "Artist of the Year" at the Flagpole Music Awards. In the summer of 2013, New Madrid signed to local start-up Normaltown Records, and entered the studio to record what would become Sunswimmer. Their second full-length finds New Madrid further exploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.

The new record presents a New Madrid audibly settled into itself. Focused into a collection of collaborative songs, the band delves into a more experimental soundscape. Recorded solely on analog tape during a cool, wet July – once again under the direction of David Barbe - Sunswimmer telegraphs a newly confident self-knowledge, from the assertive opening riff of the churning “Manners” to the infectious driving beat behind “Forest Gum.” The tracks here are more concentrated than Yardboat’s offerings, but fans of New Madrid’s expansive tendencies will be sated by the record’s final 25 minutes, which are characterized by two linear compositions (“Homesick” and “And She Smiles”). The album's body of music was conceived as a singular piece and is best consumed that way.

In a digital age, when song snippets skip cross-country on the backs of broadband, Sunswimmer is a testament that making music for shared space still remains.


Halcyonaire
California Country & Soul


Fay Roy
Dark Tropical Vibez
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