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Swervedriver's new album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, comes out March 3.
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February 22, 2015 The British shoegaze band's first album in 17 years sounds dreamy, subtle and winning. It mostly eschews the rocking of Swervedriver's early years, but it compensates with disarming beauty.
May 1, 2009 The last 15 or 20 years have whizzed by, but hearing "Rave Down," from Swervedriver's terrific 1991 breakthrough Raise, still feels like a revelation. The track presciently fills the gap between shoegazer pop and grunge rock, marrying beefy riffs to walls of fuzzed-out noise and a glorious melody.
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