Current Swell Announces Album (Out May 12) & West Coast Tour
Every song has a story. With Current Swell’s forthcoming release,When To Talk And When To Listen (out May 12 via Nettwerk Records), these stories cut deep.
Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Cold War Kids, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay) produced the album over four weeks in two vastly different locales: Nashville and Vancouver. During the first night at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studios, King cut short the sessions and told the band to come back when they had something worthwhile to say. A blunt, band-only meeting quickly cured what ailed them. The four friends returned the following day ready to create.
“He said we’d finally tapped into that spark he heard in the very first demos we sent him,” recalls lead singer Scott Stanton. “And we knew he was right. It helped create trust. He knew as much about the songs as we did.”
Like all good rock ‘n’ roll should, When To Talk And When To Listen touches on all facets of the human condition, from the heartbreak and spurned love of first single “It Ain’t Right” to songs about the loss of parents that form the emotional core of the album. Check out the track below.
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Current Swell has a proven track record - two singles from 2014’s Ulysses hit No. 1 on iTunes Canada’s rock chart, both landing Top 10 on the commercial rock charts in Canada. A solid fanbase has taken the group across four continents - North America, South America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand. But, all signs point to When To Talk And When To Listen casting a wider net.
"Anyone can make an album," says guitarist Dave Lang. "But we knew this record had to be good."
Starting May 3, the band will tour the west coast in support of the album. Full dates below. Current Swell is Scott Stanton (lead vocals/guitars), Dave Lang (vocals/guitars), Ghosty Boy (vocals/bass) and Chris Petersen (drums). Stay tuned in the coming days for more information.
You Got It Easy
It Ain’t Right
When to Talk and When to Listen
Woman in White
Staying Up All Night
Use Me Like You Do
Thief of Joy
Like I Fight for You
The Time and the Weight
May 3 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
May 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
May 5 – San Francisco, Ca @ Bottom of the Hill
May 7 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
May 11 – Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper
May 12 – Portland, OR @ Star Theatre
May 13 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern