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'Future Ruins' Shows Swervedriver Are Still Making Their Own Breakthroughs

Swervedriver's sixth album Future Ruins, their second since reuniting, faces dystopia with sustained momentum.

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New Music from Swervedriver to be Released Immediately

Humble PopMatters Readers, we are interrupting the internet's End-of-2013-Yeezus-Coverage for an important announcement: Swervedriver will be releasing their first new material in over 15 years.

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Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody: Black Horses

Even if Swervedriver and Toshack Highway would have never existed, Black Horses would still prove that Adam Franklin is a master of weaving songs with sounds.

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Now Hear This!: Adam Franklin and Bolts of Melody - 'Black Horses' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Black Horses, the latest offering by Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin and his Bolts of Melody.

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Keep the Car Running: Swervedriver and the Sound of Speed

Cro-Magnon mating music, Martian childcare, hellbound murderers, and the serene pleasure of speed -- sounds like Swervedriver.

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The Swervedriver Juggernaut Rides Again, Again

Swervedriver have reunited yet again for another victory lap.

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Swervedriver: 19 June 2011 - Echoplex, Los Angeles

Swervedriver deliver a sonically nutritious show at LA's Echoplex.

Sean Costello
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Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody: I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years

The ex-Swervedriver frontman continues inching closer to his former band's mix of thrill-seeking momentum and placid reflection, often within the same song.

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Swervedriver: Raise / Mezcal Head

Radiohead weren't the first great band to come out of Oxford, England, and these timely reissues are the evidence. Swervedriver's first two albums are still as imposing and wondrous as ever.

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Swervedriver

Returning from a nine-year hiatus, Swervedriver fused the ethereal textures of shoegaze with the heavy riffs and hard rhythms of grunge and came close to replicating the densely layered arrangements found on their records.

Sean Padilla
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Juggernaut Still Rides: Behind the Scenes and Times of Swervedriver

Swervedriver have been away for so long that most assumed they were never coming back. Yet here they are, 17 years after their debut, in the midst of a full-scale tour. This is how they lived to tell.

Jon Garrett
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Adam Franklin: Bolts of Melody

The ex-Swervedriver mainman's first official solo album should satisfy fans of that underrated band's later work, while fitting into the current indie-rock climate. Franklin hasn't lost his way with an effects pedal -- or dark sunglasses.


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