Playlist: Winter 2018 Vol. I

Playlist: Spring in Full Swing

Not sure I even remember how to do this “blog-posting” thing! Been breaking my heart to not have time to share music. Here I lay before you, some wonderful music that has eagerly been waiting the attention of your ears since March.

New vinyl-exclusive single from SWIMM: “Mind’s Eye”

After the highly successful release of their latest EP, Beverly Hells, a fall tour with Young Empires, Bright Light Social Hour and Dr. Dog and well-received performances at this year’s SXSW, LA duo, SWIMM, has some how found time to write another song. Last week they announced the release of a vinyl-exclusive track titled, “Mind’s Eye”, which you pre-order now! It’s official release date is April 8th.

“Mind’s Eye” is decked out in SWIMM attire: bass guitar layered on thick, psychedelic melodies, beachy percussion and a ridiculously catchy chorus. The track screams something on all our minds, SUMMER!

Check it out:

Saint Gregory Remix of SWIMM’s track, “All the Time”

When you think SWIMM couldn’t get any better…Saint Gregory HAD to rework the track, “All the Time.” Equally as fun with a few more sonic detours, Saint Gregory’s version of “All the Time” is worth adding to your SWIMM collection. While the original has a light and airy beach vibe with bongos carrying the beat, the remix is a bit heavier and demanding with substantial electronic dance breaks. Check it out:

Fake Guns remixes “Belly” by SWIMM

SWIMM is a longstanding favorite of MFL, and Fake Guns, becoming a favorite remixer of MFL favorites! Brooklyn producer Fake Guns is gaining momentum with the release of “Outcast” by Mainland and now the track “Belly” by LA band, SWIMM.

Fake Guns tacks on fuzzy buzzin’ synths, twinkling harp-like sounds, and an insanely catchy rhythm and percussion layer to SWIMM’s already catchy track. Fake Guns adds an air of lightness to “Belly.” The track wants to just float away! SWIMM said this about the Fake Guns remix:

“Every once in a while, someone does more of a reimagining of a song than a remix and you kind of wish you had imagined it that way the first time. This is one of those times”.


FINALLY: SWIMM releases their “Beverly Hells” EP on the new 24West Records!

The long anticipated release of SWIMM’s newest musical piece of work happened Friday, August 28th. The release of Beverly Hells has been the subject of many of Music For Lunch’s posts AND was even a topic of conversation between myself and The Kickdrums’, Alex Fitts. Alex Fitts and Rich Nardo of 24West created 24West Records.

Earlier this year, I got to ask Chris Hess some questions about his project with the other half of SWIMM, Adam Winn. To read that, click here!

You can stream the EP here:

Or show them some love in the form of $ so they can tour somewhere where you live and buy it!

I can’t say enough good things about this EP. It’s been the soundtrack to my summer since day one when I discovered “Beverly Hells.” Each track is different that the previous and following tracks, making it diverse and fresh with every listen. My personal favorite is “All he Time.” There’s a far reaching yearning to the vocals in this track that’s underlined by a deliciously lighthearted beat. “Suddenly” was the biggest surprise for me on the EP and it’s an excellent choice for a closing track. Give it a listen. It doesn’t end where it begins.

Cheers, SWIMM. Can’t wait to hear what you do next!

Tour dates below!


NEW SINGLE from SWIMM: “Belly”

They’ve been teasing us all, dropping tracks one at a time. Thankfully it’s only 3 weeks exactly until the release of their EP, Beverly Hells. The release date is August, 28th and excitingly, it will be the second EP released on 24Wests’ new record label. A project built from the ground up by Alex Fitts (check out the interview I did with him a few days ago) and Rich Nardo of 24West PR. by The newest single, “Belly” was just released and is the perfect depiction of what these guys do best: compiling a diverse set of rock styles with an irresistibly catchy chorus that bounces between your ears with ease for hours. Check it out.

I think it’s pretty obvious I’m a SWIMM fan. I refuse to let a single get out without sharing it with all of my lovely “Music For Lunchers.” You’re welcome. SWIMM will be touring the west coast in September then bouncing across the states, followed by some time in Canada. Don’t miss them!

Tour dates below:

SWIMM tour