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Oct 6th 2011

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 them play a set. One of those killer bands was the same band we shared a living space with, The Boom Booms! These guys are killer, not just on the stage but off the stage, huge hearts of gold these boys have.

The next part of this news we are very VERY excited to talk about. Our Cd release of Long Time Ago. We've been working on our CD for a year now and we're ready to share it with all of you. We will be playing our CD release show in Victoria at the McPherson Theatre on Oct. 21st with guest musicians Jon Middleton and Aidan Knight. This show will be all-ages. Remember The Boom Booms we were talking about? We will be sharing the stage with them the next night Oct. 22 at the Biltmore. Both will be "early" shows starting at 8PM so make sure you get your tickets and get in the door quick!



Keeping on the subject of our CD release, we are very proud to do a cross country tour. And when we say cross country we are including the maritimes. That's right, Current Swell will be dippin in their bag to make it coast to coast. Check out our tour schedule to see what's up.



For anyone who didn't check out Rifflandia this year you missed out. A few of us got to check it out and it was rad. Big up's to to all of the Riff crew. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Daniel Wesley, that was too much fun. We've got to play a couple of the Rifflandia's were hoping to play next year (fingers crossed).



One of the song's featured on the album is Brad's Song. It is dedicated to our friend Brad Shuttleworth. We made an acoustic live version of it and put on youtube, you can check it out here. Props to Ben, his team, and The Peak for making this possible.



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Last and definitely not least. As you know we have been heavily involved in The Peak Performance Project. Online voting starts on Oct. 7 and ends Oct 14th. We need your help to win this contest and spread our wings to tour more of the US, Brazil, UK, and Japan. You can help us by voting here: http://www.currentswell.com/vote/' target='_blank'>web link




Well that's all folks. Hope you like the new site. Catch ya soon.




Chris



PS Long Time Ago will be available online and in stores on Oct 24th, 2011