Published Nov 18, 2014Ride aren't the only classic shoegaze band poised for a comeback in 2015: Swervedriver are hitting the road as they prepare to release their first album since the '90s.
This doesn't come as a total shock, since Swervedriver have been reunited for a few years. They reassembled in 2008 and have toured occasionally since then, releasing the single "Deep Wound" in 2013.
The missing link in their reunion endeavours has been a new album. That will soon change, and a press release confirms, "Seminal UK band Swervedriver today announce that 2015 will see the release of their first full length album since 1998's 99th Dream via Cobraside." For those doing the math, this will be their first album in 17 years.
The band have previously hinted that an album was coming with some tweets:
Mixing.— Swervedriver (@SwervedriverUK) September 19, 2014
The more we mix, the better it sounds. Luckily.— Swervedriver (@SwervedriverUK) October 1, 2014
Looks like we finished mixing.— Swervedriver (@SwervedriverUK) October 3, 2014
There isn't a confirmed title or date for the album, but the announcement notes that its release will coincide with a U.S. tour. The trek will last for nearly all of March, so we can expect the LP to be out around the same time. Stay tuned for more details.
What's happening? Mastering the album, that's what...— Swervedriver (@SwervedriverUK) October 28, 2014
The tour dates are below; sadly there aren't any Canadian stops.
03/04 San Diego, CA - Casbah
03/05 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
03/06 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
03/08 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball
03/09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
03/12 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
03/13 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
03/14 Chicago, IL - TBA
03/15 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
03/16 Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
03/17 St. Louis, MO - The Duck Room @ Blueberry
03/19 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
03/20-21 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/23 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
03/24 Durham, NC - Motorco
03/25 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
03/27 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/28 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
03/29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer