Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Swimmers - "A Hundred Hearts"

The Swimmers seem to be stuck in the spring, from their promo pics to their lush indie-pop track "A Hundred Hearts," but that's perfectly fine with me. The song is from their upcoming album People Are Soft, due out Nov 3. The band is Steve and Krista Yutzy-Burkey, Scott French, and Rick Sieber, and it hails from Philadelphia.

The track kicks off with the line "What a sharp imagination," and the narrative framework of the song does inspire some wondering: it's a tabula rasa, telling a story entirely of your own making. It'd be interesting to see what they come up with if they make a music video. Lyrically, the song is quite fascinating, and it has a lulling drumbeat, squeaky-clean synth line, ringing guitars, and dreamy vocal harmonies--basically, the audio equivalent of cherry blossoms falling all over you. Did I mention that it's also highly addictive?

You can preview the album at

Upcoming shows:
Nov 6, 2009: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 7, 2009: NYC
Nov 13, 2009: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Nov 14, 2009: Scranton

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