With gifted songwriting that captured both the excitement and uncertainty of early life, Swearin' recast the sound and ethos of D.I.Y. punk into something more emotionally complex as their journey as a band twisted through the years. The group began in 2011, when singer/guitarist Allison Crutchfield moved to Brooklyn with Kyle Gilbride and the two started Swearin'.
Mike Krol's new record, Power Chords, picks up where 2015’s Turkey left off. It traces Krol’s journey back to punk rock, harnessing both the guitar technique and the musical redemption referenced in its title. To rediscover the power in those chords, Krol recorded for two-plus years in three separate locations (Nashville, Los Angeles, and Krol’s native Wisconsin). The record opens in a howling maelstrom of feedback: welcome to Krol’s crucible.