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Can’t Swim Premieres New Single “Congratulations, Christopher Hodge”

“Congratulations, Christopher Hodge” – a new song released from Can’t Swim today is streaming now exclusively on Billboard.com today. The song can be found on their upcoming, highly anticipated sophomore album, This Too Won’t Pass, which will be released on November 16 through Pure Noise Records.

“Congratulations, Christopher Hodge was the last song I wrote before going into the studio,” explains lead vocalist Chris LoPorto.” He is our manager and a longtime friend of mine. He and his wife are having a baby the same month our new record comes out and the title was a way to bless their new family together. We grew up playing music with each other and he is one of the main reasons Can’t Swim exists. We had all the demos done and ready to be recorded when he asked me to write one more song saying “you never know when creativity will strike”. A few days before entering the studio I sat down and wrote the whole song in a few hours and sent it to him. He’s always pushing me to work hard at this band and has believed in it since day one. It made all the sense in the world to name it in honor of him due to the fact he was the sole reason I wrote it.”

Listen to “Congratulations, Christopher Hodge” here: https://bit.ly/2zFu37X

This Too Won’t Pass is a brutally honest album made by people for whom music means everything and want their music to mean the same to others. In the ten tracks that make up the album, Can’t Swim are able to articulate our struggles with the people, places and events that continue to shape our lives and scrape our hearts.

During the recording process, LoPorto found himself gravitating towards the meaning of the word ‘evil’; a catch-all word that summarized the malevolence he felt about a number of elements in his life, be it the events of a past he continues to be governed by, and the wrongdoing he’s observed in his immediate surroundings and society as a whole.

“Problems haunt you, infect you, and in time become a part of who you are,” LoPorto explains, “You might find ways to distract yourself or try and forget but every time you look in the mirror you’ll only see reminders of what you hate. Evil surrounds us and in time, becomes a part of who we are. Let this band be a reminder of that.”

This Too Won’t Pass Track Listing:

1. What Have We Done

2. My Queen

3. sometimes you meet the right people at the wrong times

4. Hell In A Handbasket

5. Congratulations, Christopher Hodge

6. Malicious 444

7. Not The Way It Was

8. Amnesia 666

9. Daggers

10. Winter of Cicada

This Too Won’t Pass is now available for pre-order. When pre-ordered digitally, fans will receive instant grat downloads of “My Queen”, “sometimes you meet the right people wrong times” and “Congratulations, Christopher Hodge”.

Can’t Swim will embark on an upcoming winter tour with Trophy Eyes, Seaway, Microwave and Hot Mulligan. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.cantswimmusic.com. A full list of cities and venues they will hit can be found below.

Can’t Swim Tour Dates:

w/Trophy Eyes, Seaway, Microwave and Hot Mulligan

November 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teregram Ballroom

– Los Angeles, CA – The Teregram Ballroom

November 16 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

– Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

November 17 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half House

– Mesa, AZ – Nile Half House

November 19 – Dallas, TX – RBC Dallas

– Dallas, TX – RBC Dallas

November 20 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

– Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

November 21 – Houston, TX – Studio at Warehouse Live

– Houston, TX – Studio at Warehouse Live

November 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

– Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

November 24 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s

– Margate, FL – O’Malley’s

November 25 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar

– Orlando, FL – Soundbar

November 27 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger

– Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger

November 28 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

– Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

November 29 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

– Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

November 30 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

– Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

December 1 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

– New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

December 2 – Toronto, CAN – The Opera House

– Toronto, CAN – The Opera House

December 4 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room

– Buffalo, NY – Rec Room

December 5 – Detroit MI – Magic Stick

– Detroit MI – Magic Stick

December 6 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

– Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

December 7 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge

– Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge

December 8 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar

– St. Louis, MO – Fubar

December 9 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom

– Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom

December 11 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

– Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

December 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

– Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

December 14 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

– Seattle, WA – El Corazon

December 15 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

– Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

December 17 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver

– Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver

December 18 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone

– Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone

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