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There Is Too Much Wood in My Coffin EP

Citing influences ranging from Yo La Tengo and Modest Mouse to Fugazi and Wolf Parade,  Swim Party has shared bills with the likes of Quasi, Frightened Rabbit, Pattern is Movement, Local Natives, The Henry Clay People, The Cave Singers, Calla and Talkdemonic. Selected as one of Filter magazine’s Undiscovered Bands of the Month, Swim Party has also appeared on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit and was featured as an “Artist Spotlight” on CMJ.

The band’s latest EP, There Is Too Much Wood In My Coffin releases January 4th. Luckily we got an early listen and have a few advance tracks. The EP opens with the single “The Glory of Economy,” whose infectious shaker introduces a beat-skipping time signature that underpins Devereaux’s driving guitar and Tremblay’s assured vocal, while the four tracks that follow showcase the breadth of Swim Party’s songwriting, moving easily from blistering noise rock to a patient instrumental with an enormous melodic release. Finally, a hiccupping phrase builds into the EP’s epic ending, providing the disc with one of its biggest and best moments.

KCRW’s Chuck P has been playing “The Glory of Economy” on air since last week. Listen to that track below and check out more Swim Party music on myspace here.

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