Current Swell — Presented by WCBE
The Basement — Columbus, OH
Tuesday, August 22, 2017; Doors open at 7:00 PM
$10.00 Advance / $12.00 Day of Show
General Admission — All Ages
Opening Artist: The Castros
Scott Stanton, vocals and guitar Dave Lang, vocals and guitar Ghosty Boy, bass and vocals Chris Petersen, drums
Every song has a story. With Current Swell’s third Nettwerk Records release, When To Talk And When To Listen, these stories cut deep. Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Cold War Kids, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay) produced the album over four weeks in two vastly different locales: Nashville and Vancouver. Both cities have music at their core, which gave King and Current Swell common ground on which to build their new relationship. A blunt, band-only meeting quickly cured what ailed them. They went back to their first-ever phone call with King months earlier, when they discovered he had an extensive list of questions and ideas for each song – long before they had ever even met. Like all good rock ‘n’ roll should, When To Talk And When To Listen touches on all facets of the human condition, from the heartbreak and spurned love of first single “It Ain’t Right” to a pair of songs about loss that form the emotional core of the album.
Current Swell's track record in its home country includes two No. 1 singles on iTunes Canada’s rock chart and a Top 10 record on the commercial rock charts in Canada for 2014’s Ulysses. But all signs point to When To Talk And When To Listen – an album of rich songwriting and vibrant musicianship – casting a much wider net. That means more pressure will exist. Which is why this album has to be unlike any Current Swell recording to date. A solid fanbase has taken the group across North America several times and into countries such as Brazil, where a pair of headline tours brought them to thousands of rabid fans. Stanton and Lang use one word — educational — to describe the process of recording seperately at Blackbird in Nashville and the Warehouse in Vancouver.
Current Swell had developed a comfortable way of recording until King came along. He succeeded in propelling them to greater heights, pushing the band to realize its potential. Urging them to dig deeper. Now, it is time for Current Swell to push back. Lang says the group will take its music to the world this year, showcasing the heart and soul it took to create When To Talk And When To Listen.
Official Website: currentswell.com
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