Reunited shoegaze outfit Swervedriver has announced its first new album in 17 years: I Wasn’t Born to Lose You will arrive on March 3rd via Cobraside. The band’s fifth album to date, it serves as the follow-up to 1998’s 99th Dream.
In addition to the 2013 single “Deep Wound”, the album features “Setting Sun”, which is now available for streaming. Starting light and breezy, the track slowly adds in layers of heavy percussion and dissonant guitars, resulting in an intriguing dichotomy between the gleefully upbeat and the utterly morose. Take a listen below.
“Setting Sun” and its accompanying B-side, a cover of Television’s “Days”, will be available digitally and as a 7-inch vinyl on January 13th.
This album announcement is the culmination of a reunion run that began as far back as 2008. The band spent several years sporadically touring the world, making a 2012 appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, prior to releasing “Deep Wound” in late 2013. Swervedriver’s touring activity continues this March when the band embarks on another round of US dates. Consult the full schedule following the album’s tracklist.
I Wasn’t Born to Lose You Tracklist:
02. Last Rites
03. For a Day Like Tomorrow
04. Setting Sun
06. English Subtitles
07. Red Queen Arms Race
08. Deep Wound
09. Lone Star
10. I Wonder?
Swervedriver 2015 Tour Dates:
03/04 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
03/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
03/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball
03/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
03/13 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
03/14 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
03/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
03/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater
03/17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room at Blueberry
03/19 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
03/20-21 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
03/24 – Durham, NC @ Motorco
03/25 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
03/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/28 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair