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There’s a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana’s old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little side-to-side dance. The van’s name is “Fast Car,” after the Tracy Chapman hit that the band cranks every time they head out to the next show. They’re aware it’s an… More »

Allison Crutchfield is, understandably, the center of attention where Swearin’ is concerned. The origin story almost demands it: After conquering the tiny, insular kingdom that is the DIY punk house circuit with their passionately-beloved-among-the-initiated P.S. Eliot, twin Crutchfield sisters Katie and Allison split up and set out to conquer slightly larger, slightly less insular kingdom… More »

We learned what are David Bowie’s 100 favorite books this week and it was pretty varied, replete with classics, comics, and new works, among other things. Here’s another list of carefully considered works, albeit ranging only from last Friday until yesterday — but, perhaps there are some new classics among the lot. Check it out… More »

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Allison Crutchfield – “Special To Me” (Phantom Of The Paradise Cover)

Record Store Day may have rejected Faux Real II, a new compilation from Father/Daughter Records, but that doesn't mean you should. The comp features DIY-scene…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Sam Cook-Parrott & Allison Crutchfield – “Something About What Happens” (Lucinda Williams Cover)

It's by no means a surprise to hear that Swearin's Allison Crutchfield has been collaborating with Sam Cook-Parrott, the songwriter behind Radiator Hospital's understated but…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 5, 2015 - 11:37 am

Stream Allison Crutchfield Lean In To It EP

Allison Crutchfield is the leader of the very good indie rock band Swearin', and her twin sister (and former bandmate) Katie Crutchfield is Waxahatchee's Katie…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Members Of Swearin’, Speedy Ortiz, Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome Share What It’s Like Being The Only Girl In A Band

A couple weeks ago, Noisey posted an article by Mariel Loveland of the New Jersey band Candy Hearts titled "How To Survive Being The Only…
Michael Nelson | May 28, 2014 - 11:26 am

Stream Great Thunder Groovy Kinda Love

Waxahatchee frontwoman Katie Crutchfield and Swearin' bassist Keith Spencer comprise an experimental duo called Great Thunder. We heard "Kees" from the Strange Kicks EP way…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2013 - 10:22 am

Stream Swearin’ Surfing Strange

Next week, the Philly based punkers Swearin’, a Band To Watch as of last year, will release Surfing Strange, the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2013 - 9:08 am

Swearin’ – “Dust In The Gold Sack” Video

The sunny Philadelphia-based fuzz-punkers Swearin', who released their self-titled debut and became a Band To Watch last year, are set to drop their sophomore LP…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2013 - 9:56 am

Swearin’ – “Dust In The Gold Sack”

Last year, Philly-based punks Swearin' released their great self-titled debut album, and we made them a Band To Watch. They're already about to release their…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2013 - 9:35 am

Q&A: Swearin’ Discuss Making Music With Friends And Their New Album Surfing Strange

It was only just a year ago that Band To Watch Swearin' -- featuring the prodigious talents of former P.S. Eliot band member Allison Crutchfield…
T. Cole Rachel | October 1, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Swearin’ – “Watered Down”

Swearin' are gearing up to release a brand new LP Surfing Strange in November and the bass-heavy, riff-wailer "Watered Down" is our first taste of…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 13, 2013 - 11:18 am

Katie & Allison Crutchfield – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Well, this is pretty dope. Rookie has commissioned a theme song for the month of May, and it's badass both in theory and in execution.
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Band To Watch: Swearin’

Swearin' co-frontperson Allison Crutchfield is only 23 years old, but she's been in the game forever already. A truncated history: She started the Ackleys as…
Michael Nelson | November 13, 2012 - 10:00 am