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Old 05-26-2010, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I could have sworn there was already a thread for these guys, but I guess not. Mods, please merge if it turns out the search lied to me.

A little background, paraphrased from Wiki:
Swingin' Utters are a San Francisco-based American punk rock band formed in the late 80s. They have been called a "punk revival" band (reminiscent of British 1970s bands such as Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Sham 69 and Eddie and the Hot Rods) but have increasingly shown themselves to be influenced by traditional American country and folk music, as well as Irish folk, particularly The Pogues.
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I'm a big fan of these guys and I just found out they'll be releasing a new 3-song 7" on June 22 called Brand New Lungs, their first new material in 7 years. And a new album will follow in the fall!



They also have a West Coast tour planned in June and July.

06/11/10 Apple Valley, CA Angel’s Roadhouse w/ Hurry Up and Die
06/12/10 Long Beach, CA INK & IRON FEST w/ Hepcat, Stiff Little Fingers, X
06/13/10 Carlsbad, CA Hensley’s Flying Elephants Pub & Grill
06/25/10 Carson, CA Home Depot Center VAN’S WARPED TOUR
06/26/10 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre VAN’S WARPED TOUR
06/27/10 Ventura , CA Seaside Park VAN’S WARPED TOUR
07/16/10 Portland, OR Dante’s w/ The Cute Lepers
07/17/10 Seattle, WA Funhouse w/ The Cute Lepers
07/18/10 Vancouver, BC Canada Venue 19+ w/ The jolts
07/22/10 Boise, ID The Red Room w/ The Cute Lepers
07/23/10 Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge w/ The Cute Lepers
07/24/10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre w/ The Cute Lepers
07/28/10 San Diego, CA The Casbah w/ The Cute Lepers
07/29/10 Riverside, CA The Vibe 18+ w/ The Cute Lepers, Lost Cabras, Madison Bloodbath
07/30/10 West Hollywood, CA Troubador w/ The Cute Lepers
07/31/10 San Francisco, CA Slim’s w/ The Cute Lepers
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A couple of clips for those unfamiliar.





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The only album I have by them is Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass and Bones but I like it quite a bit. I also went to see them a little over a year ago at this fairly small club in San Jose that was walking distance from my apartment. They were decent live but I was a little disappointed that they sounded more like plain old punk than the roots/punk hybrid that I enjoy on the album.
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I haven't seen them but it doesn't surprise me to hear that. I feel that a good 50% of their music is a bit more "plain old punk" and the roots stuff only really comes out on the rest. I really like the self-titled album, it's the first one I got and it got a few plays when I first got it, then I picked it up again several years later and it finally clicked. Actually I enjoy their last 4 studio albums pretty much equally.

I just recently discovered some of their side projects, I suggest you check out Filthy Thieving Bastards if you like the roots aspect. 3 of 4 members are from the Utters. I haven't heard all their stuff yet but A Melody of Retreads and Broken Quills is good.
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The new album Here, Under Protest will be out April 26.



1: Brand New Lungs
2: Taking The Long Way
3: Bent Collector of 1,000 Limbs
4: Kick It Over
5: Good Things
6: Sketch Squandered Teen
7: Heavy Head
8: (You’ve Got To) Give It All To The Man
9: Time On My Own
10: Lepers, Thieves And Whores
11: Blindness Is Kind
12: Reds And Blues And Beggars
13: Scary Brittle Frame
14: Effortless Amnesiac
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