We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Swoll’s new song “Set Up” (listen below). The track is taken from the Blight Records compilation titled Blight. Makes Right Volume II, which is scheduled to be released on August 24, 2018. You can pre-order the comp here.
Matthew Dowling of Swoll commented on the song:
‘Set Up’ was left out of the mix from our LP; I just felt like it didn’t fit vibe-wise, so I put it in the B-side bucket and offered it up for the Blight compilation. Oddly however, I’ve opened every show with it so far, as it works very well as an introduction to the performance. The title of the song, in a way, alludes to the the fact the I use it to set up a show; but lyrically, it’s about being emotionally set up by someone very close to you. At the very end of the song, I read words directly from the book ‘Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance,’ which was sitting on the Blight Studios bookshelf. The relationship between Morrissey and Marr has a lot of meaning for me personally. On its face, you could call that relationship brutally toxic, but in another light, you could point out that that relationship created The Smiths, which for me (and many), is up there on the Best Bands Ever list. That’s miraculous. The song is dark and simple, but it also works as something chaotic and fun. I felt like it was worth putting out there even though it didn’t fit the record.
About the compilation:
The comp features exclusive tracks from BLIGHT. artists new and old. BMR Vol II is a singular, almost cinematic listening experience in which tracks blur and fade into one another, giving off a unique linear musical experience. The artists’ unique, singular voices combine to paint a larger portrait of life in 2018, capturing the moment’s zeitgeist into a time capsule and allowing the listener to enjoy each track within the context of the greater whole. Side A is more electronic/dance focused featuring BLIGHT. Stallwarts Stronger Sex and Tolva along newcomers Crab Legs, Swoll and Loi Loi while side B showcase more band oriented artists.
Top photo by Kevin Chambers