The Blue Swell by Beverly

1.  Track Review:

“Victoria” by Beverly from The Blue Swell demonstrates the killer vocals and mad guitar skills of Drew Citron. Gabriela Tully Claymore quoted Citron on inspiration and assistance from Kip Berman for “Victoria” who said:

“Scott Rosenthal (guitarist in Beverly) and I were upstate writing at Jonny Pierce (the Drums) lake house last winter, in a couple feet of snow, basically quarantined to our little studio setup there, which is my favorite way to write. Kip Berman came up for a few days and drove us around in a rental car playing some “Beverly”-esque demos he’d written for fun. Kip and I had toured together in Pains and we always talked about collaborating. He’s such a talented songwriter – anything he touches gets a really strong hook – and sometimes it’s easier to try to ape someone else’s style, it unlocks inhibitions and lets you make something you wouldn’t normally. So he played us a couple demos that were somewhere along the Dinosaur Jr. – Weezer spectrum in style and poppiness. The song that eventually became “Victoria” is one of those songs. We both went crazy over it, and what immediately stood out to us was the insane tone on the lead guitar. We both got really excited and took it into the studio immediately, and started laying down all the parts. Scott and I finished writing the song, and wrote the lyrics, but the lead guitar on the song is just the demo take Kip did in the lake house with his magic Japanese pedals and his humbucker telecaster” (Stereogum).

2.  Album Release:

The Blue Swell is set to release on 6 May 2016 and is available on BandCamp for pre-order: Digital Album ($8.99), CD ($9.99), Vinyl LP ($14.99). Click HERE to purchase on BandCamp.

3.  Tour Dates:

Click HERE to purchase tix through SongKick.

 

5 May 2016, Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY

7 May 2016, Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn, NY

10 May 2016, De School (Subbacultcha), Amsterdam, Netherlands

13 May 2016, La Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris, France

14 May 2016, Bontanique – Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium

16 May 2016, Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK

17 May 2016, The Louisiana, Bristol, UK

18 May 2016, The Victoria, Dalston, London, UK

19 May 2016, The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK

20 May 2016, The Winchester, Bournemouth, UK

21 May 2016, The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK

14 June 2016, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA +

15 June 2016, Wind Up Space, Baltimore, MD +

16 June 2016, DC9 Nightclub, Washington, DC

18 June 2016, The Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA +

20 June 2016, Hi-Tone Café, Memphis, TN +

21 June 2016, Grimey’s, Nashville, TN +

22 June 2016, Northside Yacht Club, Cincinnati, OH +

23 June 2016, Hideout, Chicago, IL +

24 June 2016, Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH +

25 June 2016, Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA +

+ with Flowers

 

Shout to Sources: Consequence of Sound, BandCamp, Stereogum, SongKick

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