Published Mar 31, 2008Come May, recently reunited shoegazers Swervedriver, will finally hit the road once again. After nearly a decade-long hiatus, the UK veterans will get their touring ball rolling on the West coast, and then weave their way across the continent. Sadly only one Canadian date is scheduled (Toronto, June 13), but better something than nothing.
And while the touring section of the Swervedriver reunion will be soon up and running, the band have yet to confirm any new recordings. The groups last album, 99th Dream, hit in 1998, and since then, only the odd collection has surfaced.
"As far as new recordings are concerned, I already have two albums to record next year [a new solo and the Setting Suns debut] and they take priority, said Adam Franklin via the bands MySpace page. "Maybe the Swervies can rustle up a new tune or two, but really, theres more than enough going on with that back catalogue already.
However, Franklin does show that hes once again feeling the Swervies magic when commenting on the steady stream of live tracks being posted on the bands MySpace and website: "I gotta say that something that really sparked my interest in this was hearing the live version of Sandblasted that has been posted for some time at swervedriver.com and subsequently at the MySpace page. Id just never heard it played like that before. I mean, I guess I was there and everything, but its got this great kinda country style to it that sounds like it might have only happened one night, and its stuff like that that keeps the whole thing alive to me... not only in the music but the fact that other folks cared enough to record and post these recordings.
Here are the Swervedriver 2008 tour dates:
5/26 - Mon Seattle, WA Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room *
5/27 - Tue Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom *
5/29 - Thu San Francisco, CA The Fillmore *
5/30 - Fri San Diego, CA Casbah *
5/31 - Sat Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre *
6/03 - Tue Austin, TX Emo's Alternative Lounging
6/05 - Thu Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
6/06 - Fri Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
6/07 - Sat Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
6/08 - Sun Washington, DC 930 Club
6/10 - Tue Boston, MA Paradise
6/11 - Wed New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
6/12 - Thu Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/13 - Fri Toronto, ON, Canada Lees Palace
6/14 - Sat Chicago, IL Metro
* w/ Film School