SWEARIN’: What a Dump: 12” EP

I was partially disappointed by Swearin’s latest LP, Surfing Strange, but this vinyl pressing of their original demo tape makes up for any soreness. Like P.S. Eliot’s (Allison Crutchfield’s previous band) The Bike Wreck Demo, Swearin’ hits me at a subcutaneous level when they’re uptempo and a smidge lo-fi, singing over swift chord changes and distorted leads. Crutchfield’s tender, yet assured, vocals cut through the warm fuzz that blankets each song. It’s impossible to get sick of these brief poppy punk gems. 

 –Sean Arenas (Salinas)