New Jersey rock band Can’t Swim has premiered another track, “Quitting,” taken from their incredible debut album, Fail You Again, which will be released on March 10th with Pure Noise Records.
Quitting came together in a quite peculiar way," says frontman Chris LoPorto. "I had the first part of the song written for a while but when I showed the band they thought it needed a more anthemic ending. We were already in the studio at the time so I walked into the other room to try and write some lyrics for it. I had been recording vocals all day, so the microphone was accidentally left on. When I walked back into the room to show the guys my progress, the mic picked up the conversation, and if you listen closely we put that exact clip in the bridge of the song. It’s one of my favourite songs off our new record cause we all sang on it and we all were apart of the writing progress. I like that it’s a change of pace from the rest the songs and gives us another dynamic to explore when we play live."
With each release, Can’t Swim continues to evolve, showcasing a level of talent and creativity that cuts through the noise and monotony. As heard on their newly released single, “We Won’t Sleep,” the band finds their groove blending alternative rock influences with an emotive sensibility. The track is a strong representation of the record’s strength and an incredible example of what fans can expect from the album.
“Fail You Again is our first record as a band. I think it’s a good interpretation of what we want to accomplish with our music. We recorded it all ourselves so the process felt very close to home. I’d like to think the extra work we put in really shows on the songs and people can tell how important this was to us. We looked at it as a template of sound for future releases, so we we’re sure to explore a wide array of tones and vibes throughout. It’s an honor to make music with these guys and I can’t wait for people to hear what we made.” - Chris LoPorto (vocals/guitar)
News of the upcoming album also comes with the unexpected addition of a new member for Can’t Swim. In the making of the new record, the band switched around instruments and enlisted the services for the incredibly talented drummer Andrea Morgan, who rounds out the current lineup with LoPorto (vocals/guitar), Danny Rico (guitar), Greg McDevitt (bass) and Mike Sanchez (guitar).
“Once we finished our new record, we sat in a room and started to hash out the new songs live. We quickly realized we needed a third guitar player to do these songs justice. Danny (our former drummer) was so involved in the writing and recording of the guitar parts, it made a lot of sense to have him do it. A dear friend from back home was the first we thought of for the spot. We contacted her immediately and asked her if she wanted to jam. After the first 5 minutes of playing together, my mind was completely made up. We all want the same things out of this band and all want to accomplish the same goals with our music. Other than being a fantastic drummer, she’s a lovely human being and I couldn’t be more pleased to have Andrea on board.” - Chris LoPorto (vocals/guitar)
Can’t Swim will kick off their spring tour in support of Fail You Again later this month, which will include tour dates with Set Your Goals and Four Year Strong.
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Can’t Swim Tour Dates:
Feb 23 - Nashville, TN - The End (w/Set Your Goals)
Feb 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade/Hell (w/Set Your Goals)
Feb 25 - St. Petersburg, FL - Local 662 (w/Set Your Goals)
Feb 26 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth (w/Set Your Goals)
Mar 10 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 12 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 13 - Albany, NY - The Fuzebox (w/Light Years, Sleep On It)
Mar 14 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 15 - Columbus, OH - Woodland Tavern (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Hoosier Dome (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 19 - Chicago, IL - Double Door (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 21 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 22 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 23 - Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 24 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 25 - Houston, TX - Walter’s (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 26 - Dallas, TX - So What?! Music Festival
Mar 28 - Nashville, TN - The End (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 29 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 30 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club (w/Four Year Strong)
Mar 31 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel (w/Four Year Strong)
Apr 1 - Freehold, NJ - GameChangerWorld (w/Four Year Strong)
Apr 2 - Amityville, NY - Revolution (w/Four Year Strong)