12 O'Clock Track: "Gold in the Dust Sack" is brand-new emo revival from Swearin'



Surfing Strange
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I've covered Swearin' on the 12 O'Clock Track before, and I've been anxiously awaiting new music from them since that day. Last summer's self-titled debut from the New York-based emo revivalists—who are fronted by Allison Crutchfield, who used to play in P.S. Eliot with her twin sister, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield—was one of my favorite records of last year, so I was beyond excited to see the band had posted a preview song from their upcoming LP, Surfing Strange, earlier this week. The new material's got more of what made the first record so excellent: sweet melodies, fuzzy guitars, and honest lyrics. It creates a sound that's kind of like the Breeders or That Dog crossing paths with early-aughts emo or poppy 90s indie rock. "Dust in the Gold Sack" is today's 12 O'Clock Track, and it's perfectly addictive and catchy. You won't be able to listen to it just once. After hearing this, it's clear that Surfing Strange is going to be another awesome record, and I can't wait for the whole thing.

Surfing Strange comes out on November 4 via Wichita Records. They'll be in town playing Township a couple of weeks after that.

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