The Swayback’s album Double Four Time was in Denver Westword‘s Best of Denver 2013 issue honored as the “Best New Recording – 2013”. We don’t give a huge amount of weight to artistic awards but considering our record was the only recorded music awarded in this issue (of any genre), we’re thankful to be recognized for the work we did.
And we created it with friends. And we appreciate the friends that helped us: Samantha Hanson, Peter Bowers, Jeff Kanan, Nick Sullivan, Jason Livermore, Marc Benning, and Andy Johns (RIP).
From the Westword: “Few bands put out their strongest album ten years into their career. But that’s what happened when the Swayback released Double Four Time. Not only is the album an artistic leap forward for this already noteworthy band, but it sounds like a complete reinvention that incorporates what the group has been developing over the past few years. A diverse yet coherent collection of bluesy, psychedelically tinged post-punk, Double Four Time works through some heavy emotional territory with a rare grace, power and sensitivity. “St. Francis” sounds like a murder ballad as performed through the lens of Lee Hazlewood, while “Steamrolling” sounds like some boogie-rock song of old. Even the reworking and re-recording of older songs like “Die Finks” and “What a Pity Now” are imbued with an energized spirit. A startlingly bold and confident rock-and-roll album.”