May 17, 2013
Continuing our series of odd-year re-appearances, Swirlies will be opening for Kurt Vile and the Violators on the following dates:07/09/2013 Cleveland Heights, OH / Grog Shop
The line-up will be Damon Tutunjian with long-time members Rob Laakso (who is also one of the Violators), Deb Warfield (Pure Sunray), and Adam Pierce (Mice Parade), plus some fresh blood in the form of Elliott Malvas (You’re Jovian, Suburban Living) on bass. Other current & former sneaky fluters could be joining in along the way. We may also be playing a few shows after the 20th in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast – more on that later. See you there!
May 7, 2013
We recently learned that, unbeknownst to us, 'You Can't Be Told It, You Must Behold It' (from our 1996 LP 'They Spent Their Wild, Youthful Days In The Glittering
World of The Salons') appears on a free Chateau Marmont/Brain Magazine compilation of vocoder songs.
While very flattering, the inclusion of this song is in error. One song on 'Salons' does employ a vocoder (submit your guesses here to receive absolutely nothing), but 'Behold It' is not it. The chilling humanoid voice was conjured up from the mysterious inner workings of our beloved Yamaha CS-50.
If you own a CS-50: 1) congratulations!; 2) never sell it; and 3) feel free to consult page 24 of our recipe book for the 'Behold It' settings sheet, and entertain yourselves with the wild 'eye-eee-eye-eee-eye-eee-iiiiieeeeiiiee' sound.
August 12, 2012
For any gearheads out there, we've scanned our rare copy of the Yamaha
CS Series Servicing Guide, for Yamaha
CS-50, CS-60, and CS-80 synths. The Yamaha CS-50 features prominently in many Swirlies recordings of yore.
And courtesy of Dave Merson Hess, Sneaky Flute Moods: A Tribute to the Swirlies is now available for download. Lots of wild folks covering old Swirlies songs.
July 4, 2011
Feel free to abscond with our last record -- Cats of the Wild, Volume 2. It will be up on our discography page indefinitely, courtesy of Bubblecore Records.
See you at The Spit.
June 3, 2011
Hey all– Swirlies will be playing four shows in July:
Thursday 21 July 2011 (9:00PM) w/Thrushes
407 E. Saratoga St.
Tickets $10 adv / $12 day
Friday 22 July 2011 (9:00PM) w/ Psychedelic Horseshit & Wild Fruit
Rock and Roll Hotel
1353 H Street NE
Saturday 23 July 2011 (AFTERNOON SHOW – 2:00PM) all by ourselves
1201 Frankford Ave.
Sunday 24 July 2011 (AFTERNOON SHOW – 3:00PM) w/Psychedelic Horseshit
New York, NY
Seaport Music Festival
North Side Pier 17
South Fulton and South Streets