Michigan pop-punk outfit Swordfish have just debuted “Wash”, the first single from their upcoming debut album “Rodia”, and if this song is any indication of what the rest of the release is going to sound like then I think we might be looking at a contender for one of 2017’s best up and comers. An impressive mix of a great slow-build intro, well balanced brass infusion, and fist pumping yells. Listen to the tune below.
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“We’re concerned with trying to be empathetic and trying to understand the impulses and dependencies of those close to you,” says Swordfish singer Chandler Lach. From the basements and living rooms of Ypsilanti, MI Swordfish were formed and their penchant for connecting to their fans comes from their down to earth upbringings. Lach goes on to say, “Everything from mental health, heartbreak, existentialism and accidently burning your friends with lit cigarettes is addressed on this album.”
Rodia takes cues from the beautiful guitar licks of American Football, the vocal urgency of Sorority Noise and the instant gratification of Joyce Manor, all while elegantly incorporating trumpet throughout each well crafted song. The eight tracks work together to bring the musings of anxious and heartbroken adolescents to a broader scale.
Rodia was recorded by Nick Diener (Swellers) at Oneder Studios and mastered by Cam Boucher (Sorority Noise).