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Podcast Episode
Season
Twelve
number
630
Type
Album Review
Post Date
12/6/2022

Swervedriver

630 Raise by Swervedriver

Raise

Label
Creation
Release year
1991
Producer
Swervedriver
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Layers of guitars make Swervedriver's 1991 debut Raise a shoegaze must listen with a more aggressive sound than most of their contemporaries

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The twin guitar attack by Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge on Swervedriver's 1991 debut Raise is unlike anything else under the shoegaze umbrella. While 80s dream pop was a touchstone for many of their contemporaries, the band from Oxford, England took some American influences like Dinosaur Jr., The Stooges, Sonic Youth, and H√ľsker D√ľ into consideration. Their sound is more aggressive, more visceral, and often more exciting, leaning into the guitar's ability to shift tones quickly without relying on a wall of noise and feedback.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Raise
  • 12:10 - Sci-Flyer
  • 17:29 - Son of Mustang Ford
  • 25:15 - Feel So Real
  • Outro - Deep Seat

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