Canadian band New Swears are excited announce they have signed to Dine Alone Records. The band are currently working on a new album and today reveal a video for their single “Brand New Spot.” The video premiered via Impose Magazine who noted the song, “is a blast, capturing a feeling of youthful excitement and exhilaration through a wistful look back at glory days that are still happening.” You can watch “Brand New Spot” here
The “Brand New Spot” track will be released on October 7. It is the A-side of an upcoming 7” slated for release on November 4 and in support of the single the band will be playing a string of dates in Ontario and Quebec:
November 3 @ This Ain’t Hollywood – Hamilton, ON
November 5 @ Silver Dollar Club – Toronto, ON
November 12 @ Zaphods – Ottawa, ON
November 20 @ L’anti – Quebec City, QC
New Swears are a garage-punk band specializing in melodic horseplay. They come from Ottawa, Canada… more specifically, they come from the Fun Boy Club House, a house in Ottawa they all lived in together with two bars, a mini ramp, a tattoo gun (but no actual tattoo artists), motorcycle tire burnout skids in the form of an inverted cross on the front walkway, rats and squirrels that made enough appearances indoors to be given names, murals everywhere, and a liberal “where should I piss?” policy.
That paragraph right there might be enough to make your average jaded old punk hate them, but their saving grace is that there’s a big difference between try-hard and work-hard. New Swears are definitely the latter.
Despite regularly partying themselves into the emergency room, these dudes have still managed to put out a split tape and two full length LPs; gone on tours of the U.S., Canada, and Europe; self-released a shocking amount of shocking music videos (that always seem weirdly influenced by boy-band video aesthetics just as much as they are by CKY/Jackass and alcohol); and did it all without breaking anything more serious than legs and arms and TVs and walls, and without pissing off anybody who isn’t a cop or a landlord.
New Swears will spend an hour trying to perfectly catapult a bucket onto a head, or flip a dart (that’s a cigarette for any non-working class Canadians0) perfectly into a mouth until they nail it. The result is something incredibly stupid, that took an unreasonable amount of work and patience, but is surprisingly satisfying to watch happen.