Posts Tagged ‘Swath’

The Swath Hiatus and Abalienation Tribute Band

March 2, 2011

It’s been months and months since our last post to the blog here so I wanted to put up a quick post to update where we’re at.

Swath has been on a hiatus for the last six months or so with Dan getting married and off on his honeymoon last fall and some other personal commitments taking up a lot of time for the rest of us.

We’re still planning to get things back together at some point to get practicing, play more shows and record more.

In the meantime, Kevin and I are playing in a one-show only band called “A Trillion Lives”, which is a tribute band to legendary Binghamton punks Abalienation. Kevin is emulating Mike Dickinson on vocals while Bijoy is doing his best to play a large white man for his bassist impression of Big Jim. Steve Askew and Mike Escott from Dance-A-Tron round out the lineup on drums and guitar, respectively.

They’ll be bringing the old school chaos and rock on Friday, March 25, at Fitzie’s Irish Pub in Binghamton. It will be an event not to be missed if you were at all in the Binghamton music scene from the late 1980s to around 2000. Mark Dickinson’s current band, The Others, will also be on the bill and rumor has it that other Abalienation members may just show up….

Big Day In: Ithaca Show on May 1

February 24, 2010

We have confirmed that we’ll be playing the next Big Day In presented by the Ithaca Underground on Saturday, May 1.

The bill will feature:

Tombs (from Brooklyn; signed to Relapse Records)
Magrudergrind (from Washington, D.C.)
Swath (hey, that’s us)
Dance-A-Tron (hey, that’s Kevin’s other band)
Iwo Jima Medkit (from Ithaca)
Sonorous Gale (from Buffalo)
Acipencer
Hiroshima Vacation
The Motivators
Makeshift
(and more TBA)

More details to be posted as we get them….

Ithaca Show on 5/2

April 22, 2009

Thanks to the ever-awesome Ithaca Underground, Swath will be playing in Ithaca on Saturday, May 2.

The 7 PM show will be held at the Pirate House (505 Cliff St., Ithaca) and will be $5.

Buried Inside (on Relapse Records), along with Rosetta (from Philadelphia) and Black Bridge will also be playing.

Please come on out to see us and these great other bands.

Ithaca Flyer

Reporting Back After Last Week’s CD Release

February 7, 2009

We finally released our new album, “Confluence”, at last Saturday night’s show at Fitzie’s Irish Pub in Binghamton.

Thanks to everyone who came out and double-thanks to the 20 or so of you who bought CDs.

The night got off to a late start with The Jigawatts not going on until around 10:45 PM. They brought the energy and the old-school punk pretty well though. And they did a great cover of Black Flag’s “Wasted” so that always scores points with us.

Dance-A-Tron (Kevin’s other band) went on around 11:20 PM and delivered, as usual, a brutally fast and furious set. Their new album is out now, too. Contact them to get a copy.

Call For Backup followed next, and then we finally got to roll into our set after 1 AM. I hate to sound old and cranky, but that’s pretty late for us old fogies these days.

That being said, we had  a great time tearing through our intentionally short set…only to get called back up to play two additional songs (we went with “True Position” and “Kinetic Momentum”).

We appreciate all the support and hope anyone reading this will help us out, too, by picking up our new CD at future shows or by emailing bijoydatta@yahoo.com.

New CDs Have Arrived

January 28, 2009

I got home from work last night and was happy to find that our new CDs have actually arrived. I was starting to get unnecessarily worried that they wouldn’t get here in time for the Album Release Show on Saturday at Fitzie’s Irish Pub in Binghamton.

Boxes and boxes of "Confluence" make me happy....

Boxes and boxes of "Confluence" make me happy....

We’ll be selling the new album, “Confluence”, for $5 at shows (with the option of a special deal to get the new CD plus our first CD, “A Bygone Era”, for just $7 total).

Mail orders can be placed for $6 for “Confluence” or $8.50 for both CDs by emailing bijoydatta@yahoo.com.

New Album Coming Out This Month

January 10, 2009

We’re happy to finally announce that our new album, “Confluence”, will be released later this month.

The six song, 40-minute CD will first be available to buy at our show on Saturday, January 31, at Fitzie’s Irish Pub in Binghamton, NY (show starts at 9 PM and the Jigawatts and one TBD band will also be playing).

swath_confluence

We started recording work on “Confluence” way back in March 2008 so, after almost a year of toiling away at it, we’re anxious to finally get it out for people to hear.

We hope you’ll come to the show or contact us ahead of time to pre-order it. To pre-order, please email Bijoy at bijoydatta@yahoo.com.

If you want to check out what the record will sound like, please visit our Myspace page, where you can download a few live demo versions of tracks on “Confluence”.