Swearin'

Weekend Warrior, December 7 - 9

A reflective maturity permeates throughout Fall Into The Sun (Merge Records), the latest album from reunited Swearin’. The quartet’s tour will be making a stop at Everybody Hits tomorrow night. The record seems to see with the clarity that comes from allowing the moment pass. However, it doesn’t feel like a time capsule, more so that altering proximity creates a broader or more well-rounded perspective. That being said; there’s still grit and emotive immediacy in the melodic manner which the lyrical vulnerability and instrumentation entangle. Swearin’ will be joined on the billing by the exuberant, blitzing pop-punk of tourmates Dark Thoughts and Cincinnati garage-punk trio Leggy. – Michael Colavita 

Other places where you can pass the time this weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Swearin', Dark Thoughts 

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT The End of America, Oldermost, Mesmeric Haze, SUN The Spirit of The Beehive (Record Release)

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Strand of Oaks Winter Classic IV, SAT Strand of Oaks Winter Classic IV

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Long Hots/DJ Deejay, SAT Man Like Machine, Something Like a Monument, Poor Devils/Fame Lust, SUN Crackhouse, Green Meteor

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Z by Z, Ready Now

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Marah

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI The York Street Hustle

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto Philadelphia, SAT (Upstairs) School of Rock Philadelphia, SUN Joanna Pascale & Sister Cities Girlchoir

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Nearly York, Diverse Magnetic, SAT Eric Hills, The Bells with Zach Fey

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Ivy Sole, Anyee Wright, SUN Brackish

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Dirty Dollhouse, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element, SAT Ali Awan, Jimmy Scantron, Kirby & the Vibe Tribe, SUN Grace Vonderkuhn, Dominy

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Green Wolf, Punk Hands, SUN Desert Hands, Mage Hand

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Day, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Eighth Fish of Christmas/John Hebert, Rev'rend TJ McGlinchey, Alec Stewart, James Cooper, SAT The Eighth Fish of Christmas, SUN The Eighth Fish of Christmas 

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Riverside Odds, Tough Shit, Beer Me, Atomic Cretins (Tape Release), Zorn, Traitor, SUN Little War, Brandish, The Red Hand

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Lamplighters, Andross, Hassle

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT Ian St. Laurent, SUN  Maya Simone, Taylor Samuels, Namarah

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Outer Heaven, Cancer Priest, SAT A Scent Like Wolves/DJ Mighty Mike Saga, Elijvh Vrms

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Kissing the Klepto, Andrew Jude Band, The Front End, Kevin Correll, SAT Pool Radio, EDO, Philadelphia School of Rock Adult Band

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Stella Ruze, Rare Spirits, Jamie B. Gallagher, SAT Dot.gov, Swwik, Bazmati Vice, SUN GinWheel, Smadar Rubin, New Alone

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Trap Rabbit, SAT Chris Kasper, SUN Nik Greeley & Friends, Hambone Relay/Gnarbot, Lör

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Murayama, Soupy 

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) SAT Buddie, Twiin, LunchBox President 

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Harmony Woods, SUN Kayleigh Goldsworthy

Jerry’s On Front  (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Fursaxa, SAT Writhing Squares, Desertion Trio

The Music Ward (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise, TheBusiness

New Swearin' LP Available for Streaming

Fall Into The Sun, the new album from Swearin', officially arrives on Friday, October 5 via Merge. However, thanks to NPR’s First Listen, in a way, it’s already here. Reflective introspection and a gritty, melodic pulse create a deeply personal yet accessible return. As thought processes are revealed and given the perspective, afforded by time, the album has the ability to sit in the moment yet move freely in energetic motion. Catch Swearin' with Empath on Wednesday, October 10 at the First Unitarian Church!

New Track: "Grow into a Ghost" - Swearin'

Swearin’ is back, with their forthcoming album, Fall Into The Sun, scheduled for release on October 5 via Merge. Its first single, “Grow into a Ghost,” gradually opens amid the buzz of power chords. While the smattering thump of backend, a cleaner guitar riff forges a path for Allison Crutchfield to step forward, leaving remnants of the past behind. A composed confidence is apparent as the rough edges push on the perimeter, giving way to a sense of clarity. You can catch Swearin’ at the First Unitarian Church on Wednesday, October 10, with Empath, who will be joining them on a week-long run.

P.S. Eliot Wrap Up Reunion Tour at PhilaMOCA Sept. 19 & 20

Katie and Allison Crutchfield received their inaugural taste of musical success in Birmingham, AL with the first band that they formed in high school called The Ackleys; however, after its members went off to different colleges, the group eventually disbanded, leading the twin sisters to their next musical endeavor, P.S. Eliot. The feminist pop-punk quartet, which also included Will Granger and Katherine Simonetti, prolifically wrote and recorded music before calling it quits in 2011. Of course, you most likely already know that Katie Crutchfield has gone to gain fame recording under the moniker Waxahatchee, and Allison has too with her band Swearin’. Earlier this year, P.S. Eliot announced that they would be reuniting to tour and release a 50-track compilation album, 2007-2011, via Don Giovanni Records, which features remasters of 2009’s Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds and 2011’s Sadie, as well as their 2010 Living In Squalor EP, demos, and home recordings. Well, they have been on tour for the past week or so in support of their latest release, and will be wrapping it up with an exciting two-night run of sold-out shows at PhilaMOCA, starting this evening with labelmate Moor Mother and Boston’s Fleabite and concluding the following evening with Philly friends Radiator Hospital and Pouty. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $12 (Sold Out), All Ages - Alexis V. 

New Track: "We'd Never Agree" - P.S. Eliot & Announce New Reissue Compilation and Shows

Before most of the world heard of Waxahatchee or Swearin', Katie and Allison Crutchfield cut their teeth alongside Will Granger and Katherine Simonetti in pop-punk outfit P.S. Eliot. Well, the band just announced that it will be releasing a new 2xCD compilation, titled 2007 - 2011, on Septempber 2 via Don Giovanni Records, featuring recordings from their studio LPs Introverted Romance in Our Troubled Minds (2009) and Sadie (2011) and the Living in Squalor EP (2010), as well as demos and home recordings. Take a listen to the single "We'd Never Agree" below. P.S. Eliot will also be reuniting for a run of shows, and Philly folks can catch the gang at PhilaMOCA on Monday, September 19. (BTW: Waxahatchee also recently announced that she'll be releasing a new reissue collection called Early Recordings on June 17 via Merge Records.)

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