Hey, time to get to know a WICKED Canadian band that I’m just discovering myself; Current Swell. They’re kicking off their fall headlining tour TONIGHT playing Rum Runners at the London Music Hall (set time 10pm, tickets $12 available at the door or by clicking HERE.)
Current Swell is a band out of Victoria, British Columbia featuring Scott Stanton (vocals/guitar), David Lang (vocals/guitar) Ghosty Boy (bass) and Chris Petersen (drums).
Here is Scott and Dave playing Keys to the Kingdomin the FM96 studio:
They’ve got five albums in the can including So I Say, Trust Us Now, Protect Your Own, Long Time Ago, and Ulysses.
Ulysses is #1 on the iTunes rock charts, #10 on the Alternative Albums chart, and they went Top 50 in the Top 200. Upon my FIRST listen to the record, I thought, “this is the perfect record for a road trip, the perfect record for a little winding down, and the perfect record for a bonfire on the beach.”
FM96 has been playing their music all summer. The music video for Keys to the Kingdom is actually a Storage Wars parody…
We’ve also been playing their new song ‘Rollin’:
Current Swell have toured with bands like The Tragically Hip, The Beach Boys, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, K’Naan and Xavier Rudd. They’ve SOLD OUT shows in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro…why am I just falling in love with them now!?
LEGO used one of their songs ‘Too Cold’ in this ad:
Go behind the scenes of their new record Ulysses here and tune in at 6pm to hear Scott and Dave in studio with me! http://player.fm96.com