Swervedriver I Wasn't Born To Lose You on Limited Edition Import 2LP w/ 2 Bonus Tracks
In 1990 London's indie-rock guitar scene was developing a distinctive new psychedelic sound: swirling, dreamy, mysterious and very much of the British Isles. One band stood out by hot-wiring that sound with the subversive energy of some American bands of the era and that band was Swervedriver. They had the liquid distortion of shoegaze combined with the cool swagger of Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr – giving them a unique sound and attitude.
One of the finest rock bands ever to grace Creation Records' roster, Oxford's own Swervedriver are back with their fifth album and first in 18 years, I Wasn't Born To Lose You. In 2013 everything was ratcheted up several notches when Swervedriver released its first single in 15 years, "Deep Wound." Spin Magazine called it a "warm, confidently roiling return" with Mojo adding "those same distorted pop sensibilities remain reassuringly intact."
Recorded at legendary studios Birdland in Melbourne and Konk in London, I Wasn't Born To Lose You includes the aforementioned "Deep Wound" and follow-up single "Setting Sun." This limited double-vinyl edition adds two bonus tracks to the CD: "Dub Wound" (which was the B-side of "Deep Wound") and the band's cover of Television's "Days" (previously the flip of "Setting Sun").