swain is a dreamy rock recording project from sacramento, california. they have recently released a full length, self-titled debut. the music is lilting, slow, and reverb heavy. gauzy spaced out guitar pop with maximal guitar layering, light touches of shimmering electronica and whispery, intimate vocals.
the album includes a good cover of the b-side to big star member chris bell's lone officially released solo single, 'you and your sister' (i love that song). the slowed-down-power-pop jam 'suburban kicks' is a favorite. to me, 'swain' contains the laid-back sounds of a late summer album, it brought a little heat to my frozen january.
name your price for it here.