Published Apr 11, 2011Swollen Members have suffered their share of setbacks. This includes drug addiction, a controversial affiliation with Hells Angels and Mad Child getting banned from the U.S., not to mention the fact that their tour bus got hit by a train. Still, all this didn't stop the BC hip-hop crew from going in to their newest album with a positive mindset. Entitled Dagger Mouth, the 16-track collection will be out tomorrow (April 12) via Battle Axe/Suburban Noize.
Luckily, you don't need to wait until then to hear it, as the record is streaming right here on Exclaim.ca.
"Armed to the Teeth  is a dope record, but looking back now, some of the lyrical content glorifies negativity a little too much for my liking," said Mad Child in a press release. "Along with Dilated Peoples and Hieroglyphics, we come from an era of hip-hop that was a raw and pure art form and just a lot more fun. So when we started the creative process for this record, our goal was to record something that feels right, and that's exactly what happened."
Fellow Swollen Member Prevail added, "With this record, we banded together for the strength of our brotherhood and rediscovered the core elements of what the Swollen Members sound is."
Produced by the band's Rob the Viking, it's reportedly "a return to the classic Swollen Members sound by harnessing the group's savage and chaotic energy into one focused and commanding effort."
This will be the group's sixth full-length overall. Take a listen to their revitalized new style below.