Thursday, February 22, 2018

Swerve - out of L.A. -- "Lose Control" mines classic gold

Hearing the track Lose Control by indie rockers Swerve made me think of late 70's / 80's iconic L.A rock ala The Plimsouls and similar such bands like The Knack or the Nerves. It was a pristine time for this kind of rock that was like indie rock now but referred to as new wave. Swerve has some of those touches and in Lose Control you hear those earmarks. Clean guitar strains, upfront clean yet gritty vox and the double time snare beat popping up during the chorus. It is a sound that give me fond memories. -
Robb Donker

Press release stuff down below:

Swerve is a four-piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles, CA. Crafting melodic, guitar-driven tunes, singer-songwriter Gregory Mahdesian leads the band with a vision of staying true to the foundations of alt-rock. Together with local musicians Ryan Berti on guitar, Brandon Duncan on bass, and Mark Gardner on drums, Swerve creates songs reminiscent of the Britpop and Grunge movements with a modern sensibility and a healthy dose of their Californian personalities. Swerve made their official debut last fall with a self-titled EP release which lent to rave reviews; “the band has quickly created a memorable sound,” describes PureVolume. Swerve is currently performing locally while recording a second EP, expected for release by the end of this year.