More New Music - $wingin' Utter$For a full-on crazy third day in a row, I have more new music.
I got a note a couple of days ago that punk veterans the Swingin’ Utters have released a new album. Hatest Grits: B-Sides and Bullshit, a collection of, well, b-sides and bullshit, hit stores Tuesday. The album compiles music from various compilations and soundtracks and things. Hatest Grits also boasts five unreleased songs, as well as some never before heard demo versions of Swingin’ Utters classics. It’s even rumored to have six bonus songs that don’t appear in the official track listing.
In case you don’t know much about the Swingin’ Utters, they’re from San Francisco, and have been together since the late 1980’s. Although they are sometimes classified as a “punk revival” band (meaning they’re reminiscent of late-70s British bands such as Stiff Little Fingers or The Damned), the Swingin’ Utters music has recently shown country and folk influence, as well as drawing from some Irish and reggae styles of music.
“Many bar room brawler types think this is the best fuckin' band around right now,” said an early review. “This music conveys an enthusiasm rarely witnessed in punk rock these days.”
Along with a couple of songs from Hatest Grits, I also dug out a couple of older things. “Nothing to Rely On” comes from a 1996 various artists compilation titled Live At The Bottom Of The Hill. The other track, “Here We Are Nowhere,” is from More Scared: The House Of Faith Years, a collection of the band’s recordings before they signed to Fat Wreck Chords in 1996. If you’re a fan of old-school punk, and haven’t done so yet, check these guys out.
To Return Now.mp3
Nothing to Rely On.mp3
Here We Are Nowhere.mp3
Hatest Grits: B-Sides and Bullshit and the rest of the Swingin’ Utters catalogue is available from Fat Wreck Chords.