Friday, August 18th
$13 adv / $15 door
7pm doors / 8pm show
After more than a quarter century as a band, there’s really only one thing you can count on being the same with each new record from the Swingin’ Utters, and that is that they’re going to make it a little different.
“From the first record, I wanted to mix it up as much as we could,” says co-founder Darius Koski. “Playing with different genres and instrumentation makes it more interesting. As long as it’s a cohesive record, it works for us.”
That dedication to not replicating any standard “Swingin’ Utters sound” has resulted in what may be their most cohesive (and paradoxically, one of their most diverse) records yet: the brand new long-player Fistful of Hollow, which explores the Utters’ interests in far afield sounds including Britpop, mod, Celtic, country, folk, and—of course—a solid foundation of West Coast punk rock.
Helping lend to the album-to- album multiformity is the fact that for the second album in a row, a member made his first forays into tunesmithing for the band. Devotees will remember that last time around (on 2013s Poorly Formed), guitarist Jack Dalrymple stepped up to the plate, and this time around bassist Miles Peck got his first at-bat, co-writing four of the album’s fifteen tracks with vocalist Johnny Bonnel.
Pick up Fistful of Hollow on November 11, and look for the band to swing through a town near you this winter supporting old pals Lagwagon before heading out on their own headliner in the spring.