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Can’t Swim Release New Single “Must Be Nice”

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New Jersey rock band, Can’t Swim, have release a B-side single from their new album.  The track “must be nice (metaphorically speaking)” was written and recorded within 48hours and addresses what singer Chris LoPorto might have done, had he not had the band.

“must be nice (metaphorically speaking), is a song we didn’t have finished in time to record for Thanks But No Thanks.  But when we had some down time after our last US tour we got together to finish up some loose ends.” says Loporto.  “Lyrically, it’s about a path my life would have taken if I didn’t find music. Drinking and doing drugs, working a dead end job in my hometown. Reflecting over the last few years being on tour and seeing where I would have ended up without this band is the summary of the track. “

Can’t Swim are currently on tour in the US with The Amity Affliction and thenwill be over for UK Headline shows and select co-headline dates with Microwave this Summer.

26th June – The Prince Albert, Brighton
27th June – Exchange, Bristol
28th June – Bodega Nottingham
29th June- O2 Academy, Birmingham
30th June – Joiners, Southampton*
1st July Deaf Institute, Manchester*
2nd July King Tuts, Glasgow*
3rd July The Cluny, Newcastle*
4th July The Key Club, Leeds*
5th July Underworld, London*

*co-headline shows with Microwave

They recently released their fourth full length studio album, Thanks But No Thanks, via Pure Noise Records.

Speaking on the album release, lead singer Chris LoPorto says, “Thanks But No Thanks is my favorite Can’t Swim release to date. Not because I think the songs are better compared to our other records (I’m proud of all the stuff we’ve done) but it has made me fall back in love with music and especially making it with my band. Art is a funny thing, as soon as it starts to feel like your job the enjoyment and excitement of it all can severely decrease, this album did the complete opposite for me. This record marks 7 years of putting out music and it made me feel like we are just getting started. Love y’all.

Over these past seven years, Can’t Swim have stretched their wings dabbling in everything from frantic hardcore to ethereal indie, but found their way back to their musical home. There is a joy sprinkled in between the self-referential wryness found in the lyrics on the record, along with a finely tuned melodic edge that balances out the band’s more brooding nature.

Thanks But No Thanks highlights the evolution of Can’t Swim as a band. What once were presented as insurmountable obstacles on previous albums are now framed as hard-but-necessary lessons that need confronting to move forward and grow, calling upon new levels of resolve and strength to dull down life’s demons. Through it all, the band have been able to truly block out the noise and let their conscience resonate loudest of all.





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