Tasmanian upstart punk quartet A. Swayze & The Ghosts have released their debut LP Paid Salvation.  The album was produced and recorded by Dean Tuza (Stella Donnelly, These New South Whales) in Melbourne, mixed/mastered by me at Studio Windows in NYC, and features their previous big singles “Suddenly” (which came out on Rough Trade) and “Connect To Consume” (which is featured on the new Tony Hawk Pro Skater).  Press has been raving about the band, with features in The Guardian (who gave the “end-to-end faultless” debut a 5-star review), Mojo (“this adrenalized debut’s handful of instant classics is way above par throughout” – 4/5 stars), and NME (“an intelligent, considered and passionate collection of art punk anthems with a smirking pop edge”).  I was looking forward to seeing them this spring at SXSW and can’t wait to check out this band live – I imagine this album will only heighten anticipation worldwide.  Paid Salvation is out now on Ivy League Records.

Tasmanian punk band and Rough Trade-signees A. Swayze & The Ghosts are back with a new single and the announcement of their debut LP Paid SalvationNME premiered “Cancer” along with a run-down of the record, which was recorded & produced by Dean Tuza (Stella Donnely) in Melbourne and mixed/mastered by me at Studio Windows.  “Cancer” is one of my favorite songs on the album – showcasing interesting sonic textures and an insanely catchy chorus.  Paid Salvation is out September 18 via Ivy League Records.

 

Tazmanian punkers A. Swayze & The Ghosts return with a new single called “Mess of Me” and a string of North American tour dates.  The song premiered on Beats 1 Radio, and Mixdown Mag called it “an exuberant, punky stomper.”  “Mess of Me” and their previous single “Connect to Consume” are both from an upcoming record produced & recorded by Dean Tuza (Stella Donnelly) in Melboune, which I mixed/mastered it at Studio Windows.  The band will be hitting SXSW and then back in North America in April/May, hopefully playing much more from this new LP.  “Mess of Me” is out now via Ivy League Records.