Darius Koski (Swingin’ Utters) announces debut solo album “Sisu,” streams new song “Listen!”

Swingin’ Utters guitarist Darius Koski has announced he will release his debut solo album Sisu on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords. Here’s what he had to say about the record:

“The release of this record has got to be one of the highlights of my life so far. I’ve always written songs like this (in a genre other than punk rock), but the only outlet I’ve had for them has always been maybe a song or two on Utters, or Filthy Thieving Bastards records. I have a lot of material that’s just been sitting around for 25 years, with no outlet, and it’s been frustrating. None of the songs on “Sisu” are quite that old, but there are a few that I know I wrote around ’99. I’ve wanted to do this my whole life—I’ve always wanted to be a solo artist, so this really is a lifelong dream of mine. There are so many good vibes and strange positive energy in the last few sentences that now I think I’ve given myself a headache and need to drink some beers, to get back in my own head…”

Fat Wreck has already made a song from the album available for streaming. It’s titled “Listen!” and you can check it out below, alongside the tracklist for Sisu, and info on the solo tour Koski will be playing this April.

Sisu tracklist:

1: Fond of, Lost To
2: Empty Thing
3: On Leaving
4: Listen!
5: The Sound of Waves
6: Paper Tigers, Plastic Lions
7: Howls From the Gale
8: Sidewalk Serenade
9: Bells
10: Do Nothin’
11: Contacts and Contracts
12: Show Me the Way
13: So Help Me
14: Tension Tank
15: Everybody Leaves

Solo tour dates w/ Ryan Davidson:

4/8 – Catalyst Attrium in Santa Cruz
4/9 – Thee Parkside in San Francisco
4/10 – Alex’s in Long Beach
4/11 – Characters in Pomona
4/12 – Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara
4/13 – Slidebar in Fullerton
4/14 – Duffys in Chico
4/1/5 – Old Nicks in Eugene
4/16 – Astro Lounge in Bend
4/17 – El Corazon Lounge in Seattle
4/18 – Sandy Hut in Portland

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