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november 19, 2001



11/19/01
Discussion Board

Check out the new Swell Discussion Board. There is no sign-up required and it only takes a second to post your question or comment.



11/06/01
Monte Vallier
Monte Vallier (former bass player and co-producer for Swell) has been busy recording and/or playing with a plethora of bands such as Jet Black Crayon, Erik Arnaud, Caseworker (featuring Sean Kirkpatrick), remixing a Money Mark song with Tommy Guerrero for Japanese DJ Nigo and lots more. For a more complete look at his work, click here.


11/06/01
Swell Concert Video at Labels
French web magazine Labels has made the first three songs from Swell's most recent concert in Bourges, France available for viewing using RealAudio player.


11/06/01
Comes With A Smile interview (1998)
Looking now at your debut alongside For All The Beautiful People, do you see a natural progression? You know, Iíve never done that before but, yeah, itís pretty scary. Eight years gone, never to come back. I donít know what the fuckís been going on - the last five years especially - it just keeps leading us on and on and on and on. I donít know whether I should jump off or not, or continue. I donít know

read the rest of the interview here


11/06/01
New Tab
Oh My My
Someday Always Comes


10/16/01
"Everybody Wants to Know" in the CMJ Charts
"everybody wants to know" is currently at #21 on the College Music Journal (CMJ) charts. It entered at 45 in June and as of Oct. 16 was still at 21 - that's longer than any other Swell album. Numerous radio stations across the nation and abroad have at least one of the songs from the new LP on their daily playlist.


10/16/01
Copper Press Article
Issue six of Copper Press contains an amazing, in-depth, eight-page feature on Swell by Eric Ianelli, replete with photos provided by Sean Kirkpatrick.

"Swell." The name is shibboleth to an indie subculture, a handful of inquisitive folks who've stumbled across an obscure band engendered in San Francisco in the late-Eighties. Beleaguered by label trouble, lack of funds, contention among its members, and a devil-may-care business ethic, the story of Swell is plotted like a spy thriller: Mysterious disappearances, radical and unexplained changes, adventures crisscrossing the globe, deception and sabotage. But it has also been a Superman sort of saga, too. For over a decade, Swell has led a double life- mild-mannered and anonymous in America, celebrated and acclaimed in Europe. Swell, in one of its many protean shapes, is still putting out albums. Over two thousand miles away from his former bandmates, the soft-spoken, sardonic David Freel has popped up in Chicago and taken the band name for himself. With the help of hired guns (Mark Signorelli, co-producer; Rey Washam, drums), his efforts have culminated in two new releases. The first is Feed, a seven-song EP on Beggars Banquet, which appeared in Europe in November of 2000. It was followed in April 2001 by a full-length called Everybody Wants to Know, featuring five of the same tracks...

To obtain a copy of the whole article, please send $4 (US, $6 foreign) to:

Copper Press
557 South Center Street
Gaylord, Michigan
49735


10/16/01
"Too Many Days Without Thinking" Prints for Sale

Artist and former Swell drummer Sean Kirkpatrick has made prints from "Too Many Days Without Thinking" available for purchase at "real" prices. 11"x15" $75 a pop.

        

Inquiries can be made at his website - 4hourworld


10/16/01
Jawhn
Jawhn (as John Dettman) played guitar with Swell once upon a time. Check out his latest musical offerings at mp3.com or visit his website - Indigetek.

10/16/01
New Reviews

Everybody Wants To Know:

Abbey Music
Gravity Girl
Atomic Duster
Planet of Sound
Big Blue Spot
Drawer B
junkmedia
KEXP
Music Emissions
Outsight
Pulse!
ri-ra
Roadkill
Crud
Roofdog
Swizzle Stick
Splendid
House of Blues
Organart
Stormbringer
Pitchfork
Tangents
That Which Didn't Sink
thelist.ie
Lexicon

Audiostreet
CMJ
musicOMH
Amazon
NME
Feed:

earpollution
Planet of Sound
Exepose
Degrees North
Nigel Martin
The Brock Press
Eclipse
Full Moon


41:

Planet of Sound

Too Many Days Without Thinking:

Planet of Sound
Mojo

For All The Beautiful People:

Planet of Sound
In Music We Trust 








06/05/01
Swollen
Swell used to publish a promotional fanzine called Swollen to accompany album releases, tours, etc. Scanned versions of two of the issues can be seen by clicking on the graphics below. If anyone knows where to locate issues #1 and #2 please contact me. #4 should be on-line someday...
     


06/05/01
Mp3
Get High (remix) (American Records promo single)
Reelin' in the Years
(Recorded live in Brugge, Belgium - 07/10/99)

You can find more live Swell mp3's at Is That Important?*

*the tempo of the 1997 concert on the site has been altered and should be listened to with this in mind (probably due to the fact that Swell were "extremely drunk" that night and seemed to play a little slower than normal. if you'd like a cassette copy of the complete show in it's original tempo and innebriated state,
mail me here.


06/05/01
Lyrics
feed
everybody wants to know