East Los Angeles’ favorite psych pop outfit, SWIMM, surprised fans this morning with the release of their infectious new single “Easy Way Out”. The ethereal synths, sultry vocals and ‘in the pocket’ grooves of “Easy Way Out” are the perfect follow up to the band’s previous more rock-oriented single, “Kim K”, that premiered earlier this year with Paper Magazine. Both tracks will be featured on the band’s highly-anticipated debut full length Sentimental Porno – a record that we learned today will be released on June 6th with a pre-order to be announced shortly.
Chris Hess (Vocals/Guitar) comments:
Our dream come true is that our music will make you want to feel, dance, laugh, cry, make love, or think. Not necessarily simultaneously, but please do inform us if this is ever possible for you. We love and appreciate you.
Hailing from the Space Coast region of Florida, Chris Hess (vocals and guitar) and Adam Winn (percussion and harmonica) released their first EP–Feel— in 2013. The following year, the two moved to Los Angeles in one of the most important moves of their life and began work on what would become their 2015 release, the Beverly Hells EP on 24West Records. Beverly Hells would go on to be named on of Buzzband LA’s EP’s of the year and received coverage everywhere from Noisey to Consequence of Sound and Nylon, firmly establishing the band amongst a much larger audience.
The city of Los Angeles is deeply woven into SWIMM’s story. Since relocating to LA, both the beautiful, open-minded side of the city and it’s sometimes vapid plasticity have served as muses for the band’s music. In its creative community, SWIMM’s Chris Hess and Adam Winn have found a family that has propelled them to push the artistic envelope at each turn in their story. They have even added two members of their Los Angeles family, Hany Zayan and Marton Bizits, to the SWIMM lineup. The band will be playing a hometown show on June 21st at the Teragram Ballroom alongside fellow Los Angelinos, The Fontaines. Tickets for that show are available now for purchase.