Posts Tagged ‘Current Swell’


Vancouver Island roots-rockers Current Swell have a new album out on May 12th called When To Talk and When To Listen.

The band shared a couple more songs form the album including “Use Me Like You Do” and the title track.

About a month ago I had the chance to interview Scott Stanton from the band….we shared some times.


In other radio news…. Meredith mocked up a Vancouver Crow Attack Season PSA!

Fun times!

Happy Friday. Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »


Scott Stanton from the Vancouver Island band Current Swell stopped by CFOX in Vancouver to talk their new album, When To Talk and When To Listen. The album is out on May 12th on Nettwerk Records. Their 6th album comes off the heels of 2014’s most excellent Ulysses.

The band mostly in Nashville with Jacquire King. Scott talked about the vibes of Nashville and how that filtered into the record. He talked about writing collaboratively with Dave Lang. Scott also explained the genesis of the first single “It Ain’t Right.” I asked him about some other songs on the record we can look forward to. One song is the title track which he said has line like, “the woman is in the garden again.” That woman is their neighbour, who likes to garden. And he said we can get excited for side one, track one, “Marsha.”

Current Swell will have some shows and festivals going down this summer. Including a trip over to Europe and some US dates in May.

05/03 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/04 Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
05/05 San Francisco, Ca – Hotel Utah
05/07 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
05/11 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
05/12 Portland, OR – Star
05/13 Seattle, WA – Tractor


1. Marsha
2. You Got It Easy
3. It Ain’t Right
4. When to Talk and When to Listen
5. Woman in White
6. Staying Up All Night
7. Use Me Like You Do
8. Thief of Joy
9. Like I Fight for You
10. The Time and the Weight
11. Marsha Reprise

Read Full Post »


Back to the grind after an incredible weekend up on Brown’s Mountain for the Tall Tree Music Festival. Brown’s Mountain is just outside of Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. If you take the highway 14 west out of Victoria and drive till it ends, you reach Port Renfrew.

The festival is a wild and crazy time outside of civilization, cell towers, flushing toilets and wifi. Bands and DJs from Noon till about 6AM. Tents, beers, campstove cookouts, kombucha, freaky people, good vibes.

This year’s festival featured headlining sets from Mother Mother, Current Swell, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Shad and ton of great West Coast bands and DJs.

A highlight for me was seeing Vancouver Island favourites Current Swell returning to Tall Tree for the first time since they performed the inaugural one for a few hundred people back in 2010(?).

I’ve been a fan of Current Swell since their earlier days and seeing them Friday night was magical. They performed their 2009 song “Young And Able” and it was a time in their set that I will remember.

Coral and I made the 5-and-half-hours-ish trek from Vancouver because I was fortunate to be given a time to DJ! It was one of the greatest DJ moments I’ve had in my career and only one of a handful of festivals I’ve had the chance to DJ at.

It was a wet one this weekend, especially on the Friday. Here’s a pic of my wife Coral at our “Eagle View” camp.

And look at this… someone proposed up at the Tall Tree Music Festival! I love love.

I already can’t wait for next year…and it was inspiring to see so many great DJs. I need to keep my nose to the turntable and pushing my skills. Now that I have had a taste, I’ll want to DJ another festival!

Top photo of Current Swell courtesy Leanne Green. Thanks Leanne! I love the picture so much.

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »


Langley punkers Gob have been making music and performing for over 20 years! The band has released 9 records over that time including 2014′s Apt. 13.  Gob will be playing a show July 3rd at The Imperial. I had a chance to chat with Theo from the band.


Current Swell

Victorian west coast roots rockers Current Swell have released a new song off their most excellent 2014 record Ulysses (seriously, the record is essential west coast listening). I have many favourites off the disc and “Bad News” is one of them. A somber cut, the music video talks about ”drug addiction is an illness, not a crime.”

We’ll get a chance to see Current Swell in Squamish on August 6th.

I love music. Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

Current Swell have returned. It began with the statement cut “Rollin’,” a bluesy, rockin’ jangle that ripped out of the gate. Now the Island boys give us something a little more complex off their upcoming record, Ulysses (May 6th, Nettwerk).

New single on the radio… and a new music video for “Rollin.'”  Monday, you ain’t all bad.

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

current swell
I punched onto Facebook to see if anyone knew where I could have a beach fire near town… and I’m glad I did because Current Swell just posted their first new song off their upcoming record.  The song is called “Rollin’.”

First listen… already love it.

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

CHRISTMAS!!111  SNOW!! Well it did snow a little here in the Tropics of Canada.  And on this festive day, the due date of when my son *should* be born…. I wanna play a Christmas song.

Victoria’s Current Swell are working on new music right now for a release in 2014.  Should have a single yearly in the year.

Here is their Christmas song form last year, “Christmas Alone.”

And here is Current Swell’s most excellent 2011 song about a snow day in Victoria.

Merry Christmas!

Read Full Post »

I just like this picture.

Back from a baby overnight hiking trip with my brother.  We had a good and simple weekend of hanging out on Mystic Beach and exploring the Juan de Fuca Trail.  We were the only people camping overnight on the beach which was very cool (Mystic can be pretty busy during the summer).  We took a day hike towards Bear Beach and didn’t pass a single person there or back.

It was nice to be out of cell phone reception for 36 hours or so.  But the whole time, I just wanted to instagram my brother’s stupid backpack! (and post a pic of our amazing fire that we got raging from damp drift wood).

My brother and I will need to plan our next expedition soon.  I wonder if we could pull off a winter hike and camp?

My brother packed along his iPod and a dock for some tunes while huddled around our late October fire sipping on the couple beers we managed to squeeze into our packs.  Lots of quality classic rock, 90s alternative, and even a few contemporary folky types.  Every so often a Current Swell jam would come on and we’d both laugh about how much our situation looked like a Sitka commercial.

Fuck, I need a Sitka poncho so bad.

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

Woke up at 4AM to walk into the Zone to fill in for Dylan on the Morning Show.  Light rain, great light.  I was going to listen to music, but I put the ear buds away to hear the rain pitter-patter off my rain coat hood.

The song that did reverberate around my mind was this one from Current Swell.

Current Swell – “Long Time Ago”

A great song about growing up and staying positive.

Happy Monday.

Read Full Post »

Capital Rock City is the Zone @ 91-3 Victoria music podcast. Have a listen!

Mixcloud >> Capital Rock City #97
Download MP3 >> crc_-_20111025

This week I interview Michelle of Versa, the boys in Current Swell and Nick Blasko, the organizational force behind the Rifflandia Music Festival.

Listen for music from:
Versa – See them November 22 @ Lucky Bar
Current Swell – New record Long Time Ago is out today! (and already #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart)
Celebrity Traffic – see them THIS FRIDAY @ Lucky Bar. Watch a neat-O music video hosted by my best English mate Jon Williams!
Monolithium – download the song “I Want UR Love” from Soundcloud.

Thank you for finding my podcast and listening!

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »