New Jersey band Can’t Swim have announced plans to release a new album, Fail You Again, on March 10th with Pure Noise Records. “The video for ‘We Won't Sleep’ shows a scenario that a lot of kids go through growing up. The boy character is interested in ballet, an art form mostly dominated by women, and his struggle to be accepted by his over masculine father. The girl character wants to be a painter and follow the arts, which is also shunned by her business oriented mother. Something I too have personally dealt with, playing music has never been a lucrative endeavour and I have been told countless times to consider a “different path” in life. In the climax of the video, the parents have an epiphany realizing they should support their children, which is the message I hope people take from this video.” - Chris LoPorto (vocals/guitar)
With each release, Can’t Swim continues to evolve, showcasing a level of talent and creativity that cuts through the noise and monotony. As heard on their newly released single, ‘We Won't Sleep’, the band finds their groove blending alternative rock influences with an emotive sensibility. The track is a strong representation of the record’s strength and an incredible example of what fans can expect from the album.
News of the upcoming album also comes with the unexpected addition of a new member for Can’t Swim. In the making of the new record, the band switched around instruments and enlisted the services of drummer Andrea Morgan, who rounds out the current lineup with LoPorto (vocals/guitar), Danny Rico (guitar), Greg McDevitt (bass) and Mike Sanchez (guitar).
“Once we finished our new record, we sat in a room and started to hash out the new songs live. We quickly realised we needed a third guitar player to do these songs justice. Danny (our former drummer) was so involved in the writing and recording of the guitar parts, it made a lot of sense to have him do it. A dear friend from back home was the first we thought of for the spot. We contacted her immediately and asked her if she wanted to jam. After the first 5 minutes of playing together, my mind was completely made up. We all want the same things out of this band and all want to accomplish the same goals with our music. Other than being a fantastic drummer, she’s a lovely human being and I couldn’t be more pleased to have Andrea on board.” - Chris LoPorto (vocals/guitar)
You can see Can't Swim supporting Real Friends at the following dates:
06th April Club Academy Manchester
07th April Asylum Birmingham
09th April Riverside Newcastle
10th April St Lukes Glasgow
11th April Stylus Leeds
13th April Thelka Bristol
14th April Epic Studios Norwich
15th April Southampton Engine Rooms, UK
16th April London Electric Ballroom, UK