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Swimsuit

Inspired from the lo-fi experimentation from the Soaring Nun roster, distorted ambience of shoegaze, and pop hooks of new wave, Ypsilanti, Michigan-based four-piece Swimsuit offer a summery cut of noise pop. Made up of guitarist/vocalists Fred Thomas (Town Center, Saturday Appears Good if you ask me) and Dina Bankole (Key Twins), bassist/vocalist Amber Fellows (Dos Hermanos), and drummer Shelley Salant (Tyvek), the music group began as cooperation between Thomas and Salant, gradually growing as Bankole and Fellows joined directly into total the lineup in summer time 2009. Functioning as an egalitarian device, Swimsuit’s songs started as instrumental jams, developing naturally as each member added; they adopted an identical strategy on stage and in the studio room, taking converts leading their very own music and pitching in on the others. The result is certainly jangly, reverb-inflected pop, raised with the group’s contrasting vocal harmonies and exuberant energy. While various other obligations and travels with different rings beckoned, the music group played its initial present in early 2010 and by the finish of the entire year provided three recordings on Thomas’ label, REAL LIFE. In springtime 2011 in the pumps of their initial complete U.S. tour, Swimsuit released their self-titled full-length debut for the Speakertree label, documented and mixed with the music group in tandem with Thomas’ previous Town Middle partner Ryan Howard.

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