SWORDFISH have released a full stream of their amazing new album Rodia over at Washed Up Emo magazine (stream it below). Pitchfork calls it “Perfected American Football worship” and we pretty much think they nailed it on the head. Rodia will be released May 5th on CD/CS/Digtial via Take This To Heart Records.
“We’re concerned with trying to be empathetic and trying to understand the impulses and dependencies of those close to you,” says Swordfish singer Chandler Lach. From the basements and living rooms of Ypsilanti, MI Swordfish were formed and their penchant for connecting to their fans comes from their down to earth upbringings. Lach goes on to say, “Everything from mental health, heartbreak, existentialism and accidently burning your friends with lit cigarettes is addressed on this album.”
Rodia takes cues from the beautiful guitar licks of American Football, the vocal urgency of Sorority Noise and the instant gratification of Joyce Manor, all while elegantly incorporating trumpet throughout each well crafted song. The eight tracks work together to bring the musings of anxious and heartbroken adolescents to a broader scale.
Rodia was recorded by Nick Diener (Swellers) at Oneder Studios and mastered by Cam Boucher (Sorority Noise) and will be released May 5th on CD/CS/Digital via Take This To Heart Records.