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Europe tour with Dispatch!!!

Europe tour with Dispatch!!!

**TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT** We are excited to announce that we will be opening for DISPATCH on their European Tour in September!! 12/09 London, UK - Electric Ballroom (Tix: TBA) 14/09 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg OZ (Tix: http://tinyurl.com/1409Swell) 15/09 Munich, DE - Backstage Halle (Tix: http://tinyurl.com/1509Swell) 16/09 Hannover, DE - Faust (Tix: http://tinyurl.com/1609Swell) 17/09 Cologne, DE -...

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Winter Tour with Cave Singers

Winter Tour with Cave Singers

We can't wait to get back on the road, and this February/March we are touring down the West Coast USA with The Cave Singers. Playing some of our favorite destinations, and hopefully get in some winter surf. For tickets check out the Tour Page.

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Canadian Fall Tour

Canadian Fall Tour

New tour dates announced! Current Swell are back on the road after an exciting summer of festivals and looking forward to playing their way across Canada this fall. Beginning in November, Current Swell will be stopping through Ontario and Quebec as well as hitting Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. Also exciting, Current Swell are touring with a horn section! Filling out the sound, you can be...

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New EP Released on Spotify

New EP Released on Spotify

We recently released a new EP, Home Is Where You Make It, featuring four new tracks and a live version of “I Want A Bird.” Follow us on Spotify and stream away! https://play.spotify.com/artis t/1DCRoiKOntBEezKXznDca4

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New Video: Bad News

New Video: Bad News

NEW VIDEO for our song Bad News. Check it out: https://youtu.be/cbiVOUwDB-Y The subject matter is a story and issue close to out hearts, please have a look and share with your friends.

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Summer Touring

Summer Touring

Here's a list of where we're headed this summer! Click the image for more details or check out our tour tab.

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Check our Tumblr Blog!

Check our Tumblr Blog!

We're having a great time on our US Tour and want you to get a view of tour life. We just started a tour blog on Tumblr which you can check out here: http://currentswelltour.tumblr .com/ Hope you enjoy it!

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Tour and Contest Page

Tour and Contest Page

Current Swell have launched a 2015 USA Tour and Contest page. Check it out and take advantage of free downloads, read contest details and enter for free tickets and signed vinyl. Page also includes tour dates, videos and much more! link: http://currentswell.com/tour20 15

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USA Tour!!!

USA Tour!!!

NEW USA dates!! We are excited to announce we are hitting the road in the United States in February. This will be our first time playing some of these cities and we can’t wait to meet our fans there. If you are a big Current Swell fan, you can help us! Share the poster, tell your friends and send them to a show. It's all of you that have gotten us this far. Tickets for the tour go sale this Frid...

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Announcing Tour Dates With The Cat Empire

Announcing Tour Dates With The Cat Empire

So excited to have announced our tour with The Cat Empire! Here are the dates, tickets are on sale- check out our tour page for more info and ticket links. These shows will definitely sell out so make sure to buy them in advance and ASAP! April 03, 2015- Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom April 04, 2015- Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom April 05, 2015- Edmonton, Winspear April 07, 2015- Calgary, Mac...

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Belo Horizonte Show Announced!

Belo Horizonte Show Announced!

Current Swell is stoked to announced they have added another stop on the Brazil Tour in Belo Horizonte October 10th at Circus Rock Bar. Tickets available now: http://goo.gl/hmnCYx ANÚNCIO: Belo Horizonte, tocaremos na sua cidade no dia 10 de Setembro! Clique aqui para comprar seus ingressos: http://goo.gl/hmnCYx

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2014 BRAZIL TOUR

2014 BRAZIL TOUR

Brazil! Current Swell is coming. Look out for Current Swell shows: September 4th in Porto Alegre September 6th in Curitiba September 7th in Rio de Janeiro September 11th in São Paulo September 13th in Fortaleza Follow the link to find tickets, http://www.queremos.com.br/con certs?bp-remote-id=221740

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Summer European Dates

Summer European Dates

June 20- Neuhausen OB ECK Germany, Southside Festival June 21- Eichenring, Scheessel Germany, Hurricane Festival June 24- Amsterdam Netherlands, Tolhuistuin June 25- Antwerp Belgium, Trix Bar Family Of The Year June 28- St. Catharines Ontario, Scenefest Aug 9- Cornwall United Kingdom Boardmasters

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Making of Ulysses Documentary

Making of Ulysses Documentary

Our new album 'Ulysses' comes out in N. America on Tuesday May 6th. We made a documentary on the Making of Ulysses which has been split into 4 parts for easy viewing digestion. Part 1: https://vimeo.com/92899513 Part 2: https://vimeo.com/92901598 Part 3: https://vimeo.com/93022419 Part 4: https://vimeo.com/93027402

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Rollin Video

Rollin Video

Ever since MTV in the Eighties, the music business pretty much requires bands to make videos. Its like you have to dance around wearing whatever clothes are trendy and posing for the camera to sell records. So…we thought we would do just that. http://youtu.be/Z9uva8FRwvs

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March Germany Tour

March Germany Tour

We are finished recording our album and just doing the finishing touches. We will have lots of tour dates coming up in the Spring and Summer but are excited to announce we are hitting the road with our friends The Skints in Germany. We toured Europe last May-June and can't wait to get back there. Full details on our tour page (http://currentswell.com/shows )

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Current Swell is back in the studio!

Current Swell is back in the studio!

Hey everyone, we are ecstatic to announce that after a period of writing, arranging and pre-production we have taken to the studio and are making a new record! We've been recording at greenhouse studios in Vancouver, with the absolutely brilliant producer Nathan Sabatino at the helm. The band is confident that this next batch of songs is going to be our best work yet! Be sure to check out...

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In The Studio

In The Studio

We have been in the studio for over a week now working on the new album. Stoked to be back recording and the songs are coming along great. We can't wait to share it with everyone next spring.

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BC and Alberta tour

BC and Alberta tour

We just had a great tour through western Canada. Our good friends Jon and Roy opened the tour for us, with Dougal Bain Mclean joining us for a few shows as well. So good to see full rooms, and familiar faces before winter sets in. 2 weeks before the tour, I (Dave) was washing dishes and dropped the glass bodum i was cleaning... I didn't want it to smash, so I lunged for it instinctively, gashing...

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Bass Clef: Notes from Ghosty

Bass Clef: Notes from Ghosty

Photo credit: Erica Chan http://ericachan.com/blog/ Its been an amazingly busy few months for us! We teamed up with our fantastic new U.K. friends The Skints and Gecko and toured England, Scotland, Wales....the works. Lots of sold out shows and enthusiastic crowds. We can't wait to go back and we hope to have the opportunity to tour with the Skints in Canada and show them some of the love...

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Australia Tour

Australia Tour

We're back from Australia and what a tour it was! We started on the West Coast in Perth, opening for the Sticky Fingers and also played a show with them in Bunbury. We got to enjoy the coast and the sunshine and of course took in the local cuisine of pies. Delicious! We then went to the East Coast to play the amazing Byron Bay Bluesfest. We were honoured to play not one, but two shows, with...

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UK Tour & LTA Pre-sale

UK Tour & LTA Pre-sale

We're just relaxing after a fantastic tour in Australia and getting excited to hit the road again in the UK and Europe. Speaking of relaxing, our album "Long Time Ago" is available for pre-sale in the UK at both iTunes UK (http://bit.ly/105ZKmB) and Amazon (http://amzn.to/10ezORZ), perfect tunes for a summer's afternoon pint. We are hitting the road in the UK with The Skints (http://www.theskint...

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Australia & UK Tour

Australia & UK Tour

On top of our upcoming USA tour dates we are extremely excited to announce our upcoming tours in Australia, United Kingdom and Europe! (http://currentswell.com/shows ) After we play Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia we are hitting the road for a short tour with SOJA. Then in May we are touring the UK with the fantastic UK band The Skints and heading over to Europe for more select dates TBA. This ...

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Southeastern USA and CO Tour

Southeastern USA and CO Tour

We had an AMAZING time playing the Commodore last Friday, our fans are truly the best. Up next for us is our first tour of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado. We have some fantastic fans in those states and can't wait to rock it with them. If you have family and friends in those areas please please invite them to our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/even ts/55341563468363...

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Cold Snap, Courtenay and Commodore!

Cold Snap, Courtenay and Commodore!

We hope your 2013 is off to a terrific start. We had an amazing time at the Peats Ridge Festival in Australia over New Years and can't wait to come back to Auz again in April. For the meantime we have a couple Winter shows coming up in BC. First we are heading up to Prince George for the Cold Snap Festival, then playing the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay, BC and then on Feb 1st we are playing...

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Current Swell On Tour

Current Swell On Tour

We are happy to be back on tour down the west coast of the USA. The first two shows in Oregon were great! In Portland we spent some time in the Hawthorne district. After checking out shops, food carts and taking some pictures in the photobooth we decided to check out some vintage instruments. First was the guitar shop where Scott and Dave fell in love with a 60's acoustic Gibson. After that...

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Fall Tour Eastern Canada / NY and West Coast USA

Fall Tour Eastern Canada / NY and West Coast USA

We are excited to announce some tour dates in Canada and the U.S. in support of Long Time Ago. We are heading out to Ontario and Quebec and making two special US east coast stops in New York City (Monday, November 19th) and Rochester, NY (Tuesday, November 20th) before heading back to the west coast for a US December run of dates starting in Portland, OR on the 7th. Full tour details can be fou...

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Dispatch Tour

Dispatch Tour

We have finally recovered from a great tour with Dispatch in September. We started out in Vancouver with a sold out show at the Commodore and kept the momentum going in Seattle and Portland. The energy was fierce and it was a great to rock out with our great friends in Dispatch. We continued on down the west coast to Santa Cruz, where Scotty & Davers hit the waves with their boards as the weat...

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Current Swell on NoiseTrade

Current Swell on NoiseTrade

We are excited to announce that Current Swell is on Noise Trade. Check out our Noise Trade page (http://noisetrade.com/current swell) to download or listen to some songs from "Long Time Ago", which is coming out in the United States through Nettwerk Records on October 16th. Noise Trade helps musicians connect with more fans and allows our fans to help spread the music of Current Swell.

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Long Time Ago US Release

Long Time Ago US Release

We are getting really excited to release our album in the United States with our new friends at Nettwerk records. Scotty made a video blog about the release which you can check out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =F21W0h-F7u0

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Brazil was a whirlwind tour! It was short but sweet and for most of us it was our first time in South America. We arrived in Sao Paulo to perfect weather so we decided to rent some bikes to see more of the town and after some mild co-ersion, we convinced our driver to join in on the fun.Our first show to our Brazilian fans was amazing, we played to almost 2500 people (pictured above) and the ene...

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Victoria, B.C.-based roots rock outfit Current Swell have joined Nettwerk’s label roster to release their new album, Long Time Ago, on October 16, 2012 in the United States. To celebrate, the band is currently offering the bonus track, “Young and Able,” as a free download. Grab it here: http://bit.ly/N7D3lQ.

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New Shirts / Sweet Festivals

New Shirts / Sweet Festivals

Spring is in the air! What better way to get ready for summer then with a new Current Swell shirt. The new design is available in our online store: http://currentswell.com/store This new design combines the elements and is also printed on a high quality American Apparel shirt. We have also just released "Long Time Ago" on Vinyl and will be available at record stores across Canada on Record Sto...

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West Coast USA, SXSW & CMW

West Coast USA, SXSW & CMW

Spring in Victoria is just around the corner. We've been patiently waiting for mr. golden sun to come out and play. On our west coast tour the sun was shinning bright. We were lucky to be rolling alongside our buddies The True Spokes. They took us some cool places like Cozmic Pizza and the Applegate lodge. Further south I could finally put on some shorts while Scotty and Davers were able to get in...

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Help us find SXSW / Sea Now

Help us find SXSW / Sea Now

We got a little lost on our West Coast US tour and are currently trying to find our way to the Sea Now SXSW show case. Check us out lost in San Fran looking for "Awesome, Texas". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =yFMG65EEjgs Our first SXSW showcase is part of the Sea Now showcase at the Brew Exchange (706 West 6TH St) on Thursday March 15th @ 3PM. We are also playing Friday March 16th @ 9PM at th...

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West Coast USA/ SXSW / CMW Tour

West Coast USA/ SXSW / CMW Tour

We are heading down the West Coast US with our new friends The True Spokes starting March 1st and end with our gigs at South By South West in Austin, TX. We have heard nothing but amazing things about SXSW and Austin and can't wait for some good BBQ and tunes. After SXSW we will be heading to Toronto for Canadian Music Week. One of our CMW showcases is on Friday March 23rd at the Rivoli for Music ...

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Official Video for \

Official Video for "Too Cold"

We finished our video for 'Too Cold' from Long Time Ago and can't wait to share it with our fans. The video was directed by John Poliquin who also rocked our 'Young and Able' video. We shot the video in Toronto last fall and are really excited on how it all turned out. We hope you guys dig it and please feel free to post it on your Twitter, Facebook and pass along to friends .http://www.youtube.c...

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Winston Tour is Amazing!

Winston Tour is Amazing!

We are half way through our tour with Charlie Winston, right now, sitting in a Montreal hotel. After a great couple shows in Sherbrooke in a theatre from the 1920's, and a fun show in Seguenay we made it for a couple days off Quebec city. It was our first visit to the city, and we fell in love with the fortified older part of town, and some of the cafe's, pubs, and most of all the Palais Montcalm....

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Swell to tour with Charlie Winston

Swell to tour with Charlie Winston

Current Swell is extremely excited to Tour with the fantastic Charlie Winston across Canada this winter. The tour finds Swell in Ontario, Quebec then back to the West Coast playing some of Canada's premiere venues. *****Tour Dates***** Toronto, ON | The Phoenix | 21/01/12 Sherbrooke, QC| Theatre Granada | 22/01/12 Chicoutimi, QC | Cabaret La Sagueneenne | 23/01/12 Quebec City, QC | Palais Mon...

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NEW YEARS!!!!

NEW YEARS!!!!

Come join Current Swell and friends ring in 2012 at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre. Swell are joined by PEAK performance friends The Boom Booms & Mother Mother's lead singer Ryan Guldemond for a fantastic night of Music. The Vogue is a fantastic venue which is ALL AGES but for those of legal age you can still bring alcoholic drinks to your seats! For sure to be the most rockin' party in Vancouver fo...

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Winning the Peak, Cold \

Winning the Peak, Cold "green tea" in Western Canada and the Far East... (Canada)

I can remember being stuck on a stretch of Highway called the Coquihalla which takes you through a high mountain pass, snow falling harder by the minute. We were on our last day of our tour of western Canada, and were slated to arrive in the late afternoon at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom for the finale show of the Peak Performance Project. The only problem was that traffic was at a standstill up...

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Zipplining In Hawaii

Zipplining In Hawaii

We had an amazing time during out tour of Hawaii last Feb and were finally able to put together a little video. Check us out as we fearlessly zipline across Maui synced to our new track "I Want A Bird." Touring is fun, especially when we get to do crazy activities like this! As Crispy says "Don't Be in a Touring band, never, it's not worth it."http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=qT1nKZ5fxfc

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WE WON!

WE WON!

We are so excited to have won first place in this years PEAK Performance Project. We had such an amazing time during the project and was truly one of the greatest experiences ever. A HUGE thanks to everyone at the PEAK FM, Music BC and all the other bands in the Project. We are on cloud nine

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Western Canada Tour Vid

Western Canada Tour Vid

We've been having a blast on first leg of tour visiting some our favorite cities with sold out crowds! Check out our vid from some of our past couple shows, shoot from behind the drum set by our time keeper Crispy! Not only can he lay down a fat beat, he can also shoot some videos while playing live. Can't wait to rock out Eastern Canada - check the tour section for more details. http://www.yout...

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Long Time Ago in Canada, Good Times in Washington, No Trouble at the Border

Long Time Ago in Canada, Good Times in Washington, No Trouble at the Border

Finally, after all our hard work and preparation, we were able to launch “Long Time Ago” in Canada. It was released online where we ran at #1 on iTunes Canada singer-songwriter charts. Our release show at Victoria's MacPhearson Playhouse was filmed and streamed live to the world online. With help from the openers, Jon Middleton and Aidan Knight, the show was packed out. With fans, friends and ...

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PEAK Performance Finale

PEAK Performance Finale

We're THRILLED to announce that we've made the top 3 in the PEAK Performance Project. Thanks SO much to the other great bands we got to part of this with, and to The Peak 100.5 fm. Stoked for the show at The Commodore on November 17th!!! Tickets are available at Ticketmaster now: http://www.ticketmaster.com/ev ent/1100474CE200A68B Make sure to grab your ASAP as this will sell out! Great night of m...

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FLog #2 - Golfing in Fall

FLog #2 - Golfing in Fall

For Scotty's second "FLog" he takes you golfing in Victoria with a couple of his buddies. Beauty thing about Victoria is you can golf all year around. Scott decided to use a song from one of his favorite bands the tUnE-YarDs and their song "Bizness". Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =yRTiKx37Rr8

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FLog #1 - Fall in Victoria

FLog #1 - Fall in Victoria

Scotty has started a series of Video Blogs he calls "FLogs" for Fall Video Blogs. His first one is all about Fall in Victoria and what he does to pass the time. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =yzHf1aFh5eQ

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It\'s here!

It's here!

Long Time Ago is out in Canada! We're thrilled to announce you can find it in iTunes, Amazon and other digital sites, in stores across Canada (you may have to order it but please do!),and here on this website, digital under Music and physical under Store. If you just want to give it a listen, you can also stream it under Music as well...and of course, as you probably know if you're on this site, w...

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Vancouver 125 Song \

Vancouver 125 Song "Granville Town"

At the PEAK Performance Boot Camp we were given the challenge to write a song about Vancouver to commemorate Vancouver’s 125th birthday. We worked with producer Warne Livesey to record "Granville Town", based in a different time back to the mid 1880's. The song takes our main character and sends him on a journey working for the Canadian Pacific Railway; after the girl he is in love is unexpect...

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Vote for Swell ONLINE and get a FREE copy of \'Protect Your Own\'!

Vote for Swell ONLINE and get a FREE copy of 'Protect Your Own'!

Look! A new website...just in time for some web action, as we are nearing the end of the Peak Performance Project, a contest among some GREAT bands, where we are close to winning a lot of muulahhh to use on our music careers. This could be a MAJOR turning point in the bands career and WE NEED YOUR HELP. The final stage is online fan voting, one per person, and we need EVERY FAN AND FRIEND of Sw...

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Hawaii!

Hawaii!

Well ladies and gents, another killer tour is under our belts. We can all say without a doubt that this was one of the best. This was our first tour on American soil, and boy was it pretty. Getting there was definitely a challenge, but in the end it was worth it. We were welcomed by great crowds that would yell "Hana Hou" at the end of our shows for more. We even got to do a couple radio shows, on...

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California coming!

California coming!

So here we are in the beautiful interior of BC. The sun is shining and we're just about ready to head home to our island. I was DD last night, I did most of my job, except for taking the keys out of the van, doh! So here we are waiting for our mechanic with the slim jim. While were waiting lets go over whats been kickin with the swell. About a month ago we played our home town at sugar. The show w...

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It\'s been a while!

It's been a while!

Hello ladie's and gents. It's been a while since we last checked in with you guys. The band has been very busy with The Peak Performance Project. The boot camp held in Princeton was a blast. We got to learn a ton on the music industry, everything from licensing, legal terms, twittering and performance psychology. Another great part of the boot camp was meeting a ton of bands and then seeing the...

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New Album \'Long Time Ago\' out Oct 25th and tour dates posted!

New Album 'Long Time Ago' out Oct 25th and tour dates posted!

Swell fans take note! Current Swell is thrilled to announce the release of their new album in Canada on Oct 25th through Blue Heron Music/Warner...if you head on over to the shows page you'll see we've booked a CD release tour all across the country. More on this to come, but in the meantime, check out these articles: http://exclaim.ca/News/current _swell_unveil_fourth_lp_cross- canada_tour ht...

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Vancouver Sept 15th show!

Hi all! As you know, we're involved with the Peak Performance Project, a contest we're shortlisted for that can help us win $100k to use directly on getting Current Swell to where we'd like it to go. If you're in the area, PLEASE come out to the Red Room for our MIDNIGHT to 1AM showcase (note the correct time here)...bring your Swell signs, your tshirts, anything you have and show your support. We...

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News Blog

Boot camp has been going great. We had the opportunity to record a new song of ours written especially for the celebration of Vancouver's 125th birthday. Its maybe called Granville Town. Other than that we have been learning heaps about the "BIZ" and meeting tons of sweet bands. Follow our twitter feed for more...

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News Blog/ Boot Camp

What is boot camp? Why do we keep talking about it? Good question, if you don't live in and around BC, then it might not make sense. All of us from the band are at a boot camp, (to do with The Peak Performance Project) with about 100 other great artists, and we are doing tons of cool things, from songwriting workshops, to Copyright classes, to organized sports. Its all happening right in the ...

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Live Concert Download Issue Resolved

We briefly had an issue where people were getting taken to the wrong page to download the video. This has been resolved, so please keep donating and downloading!

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Aug 17th streaming show now available for download

The beautiful and intimate show that Current Swell played on August 17th to raise funds for the BC Paraplegic Society and Christopher Reeves Life Rolls On Foundation is now available in it's entirety for download by donation. Great footage and music on an amazing backdrop! check out a youtube clip of one of the songs and more info here: http://currentswell.com/index. php?action=live_on_the_gorge

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Current Swell Live Web Stream Benefit Concert

FREE STREAMING SHOW!!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS ***Wednesday August 17th - 6:00PM PST (9:00PM in Toronto)*** Current Swell is thrilled to announce that we will be performing a special online streaming Concert to benefit two charitable foundations close to our heart. Through our music and fan community we will be raising money and awareness for the The BC Paraplegic Association and Life Rolls On. Both...

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New Merch, Mastering and more..

We have NEW limited edition T shirts for sale! They are available in our online store here on the website. ... Our coming album has just been mastered, and we are very excited to get a release date set and share it with everyone. We are putting together some artwork now and looking forward to a finished product! Thanks to everyone who made it out to our shows in the West Coast of the US. W...

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Video blog

Check out the video we just posted in the Video section. Scott takes Dave on a little tour of Mushroom, where the band has been working on their new album. Get quickly acquainted with the whole team! More to come soon, we promise.

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