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Swerve


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Ectronica

Status:

Most recent release, Unmask the Sound (c. 2004); as their website has disappeared and their MySpace page hasn't been updated since 2007, it appears they have likely disbanded.

See also:

Swerve's MySpace page

Comparisons:

New Order, Morcheeba

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Swerve is an electronic pop band with strong songs and an atmospheric sound. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Unmask the Sound is their sole known release

Recordings:

Unmask the Sound (c. 2004)

Unmask the Sound

Release info:

2004?—self-released

Availability:

CDBaby

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Jaclyn Blankenship—vocals
Jorge Espino—programming, electronics
Elvis Sánchez—programming, electronics
Jason McGinnis—electric guitar, drums

Produced by:

Jorge Espino and Elvis Sánchez

Comments:

Swerve's sound is dreamy and poppy and strongly rhythmic. Jaclyn Blankenship's vocals are sweet but powerful. "Solace" is one of the most haunting songs I've heard in a while. The music is like New Order at their finest. The title track reminds me of Morcheeba's early songs. "Hipno" is fun and spirited with a frantic beat. The drum'n'bass stylings of "Lights" are just great. This is a very special debut. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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