The Swayback’s sound is a mix of blues swagger and early punk bite that’s cut some with art-school gloom. Their revved-up live performances have led them to share the stage with such diverse bands as: Gang of Four, Girls, The Raveonettes, Dead Meadow, Dum Dum Girls, Portugal. The Man, Akron/Family, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Swervedriver, Hold Steady, Cage The Elephant, and A Place to Bury Strangers.
Swayback’s new record Double Four Time was recorded with legendary British producer Andy Johns (Television, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) and is out on LGL Records
Double Four Time was honored in Denver Westword’s Best of Denver 2013 issue as the “Best New Recording 2013” here’s what they had to say bout it:
“Few bands put out their strongest album ten years into their career. But that’s what happened when the Swayback released Double Four Time. Not only is the album an artistic leap forward for this already noteworthy band, but it sounds like a complete reinvention that incorporates what the group has been developing over the past few years. A diverse yet coherent collection of bluesy, psychedelically tinged post-punk, Double Four Time works through some heavy emotional territory with a rare grace, power and sensitivity. “St. Francis” sounds like a murder ballad as performed through the lens of Lee Hazlewood, while “Steamrolling” sounds like some boogie-rock song of old. Even the reworking and re-recording of older songs like “Die Finks” and “What a Pity Now” are imbued with an energized spirit. A startlingly bold and confident rock-and-roll album.”