Swingin' Utters Here, Under Protest on LP
In early 2010, the Swingin' Utters ended a 7 year drought by entering the studio and recording a brand new full-length record titled Here, Under Protest. After initially laying down the tracks, numerous factors including a relentless tour itinerary throughout 2010, studio scheduling conflicts, a bout of perfectionism, and varied spurious reports of different release dates, combined to create an expectation level of Chinese Democracy-like proportions.
Here, Under Protest, however, unanimously delivers on every bit of the anticipation. Comprised of 14 tracks, the album drips with the signature punk revival/country/ Irish folk sound that has sustained the Swingin' Utters as one of the most successful independent punk bands of their time. As always, the song structures on each track reflect the Utters' advanced degree of musicianship through a fabric of clever guitar work, well timed hooks, and captivatingly interwoven vocal melodies. All this is tempered with the grit and edge the band has always been known for.
Here, Under Protest also features alternating vocalists (Johnny, Darius and Spike), but this time around they've added the fluid lead vocal abilities of guitarist Jack Dalrymple to the mix. From top to bottom, every song on Here, Under Protest is unique, memorable and exhilerating and as a collection the album proves to be well worth the wait.
Swingin' Utters Here, Under Protest Track Listing:
1. Brand New Lungs
2. Taking the Long Way
3. Bent Collector of 1,000 Limbs
4. Kick It Over
5. Good Thing
6. Sketch Squandered Teen
7. Heavy Head
8. (You've Got To) Give It All To the Man
9. Time On My Own
10. Lepers, Thieves and Whores
11. Blindness Is Kind
12. Reds and Blues and Beggars
13. Scary Brittle Frame
14. Effortless Amnesiac