Our good dude and VFX collaborator William Schalda Jr, has an amazing electronic pop band SWIVS, and just released a new album on bandcamp. You may know him from creating very violent & dirty NYC rats, or from the Ghostbusters “Blackberry” rays that took down “The Kisser”… Thank you for your skillz.
This album The Karma Suture really has us feeling nice. We got the Whiskey on one ice cube, blasting this loud enough to almost wake the kids next door, and it’s super interesting. SWIVS never disappoints and we can always come to expect some fun lo-fi pop beautifulness. Other tracks like Fuck You For Now is pretty bumpin’ and he really has a consistent knack for bringing that dancing robot vibe. I mean we go back to PLAIN ENGLISH! The track Wait… That’s Not All really hits our Bay Ridge hearts, with a pseudo Lordz Of Brooklyn rap and lyrics like “Going off my tits on a Saturday night!” makes us happy. Anyway dive in to this treat!
“THE KARMA SUTURE, just like ‘The Bible’, is an enjoyable (and useful) deception. At face value, it’s another frantically fun, hodgepodge of stand-alone, stylistic experiments. However, if you listen carefully to the lyrics, the album’s plot line plays out quite cinematically. From the stark realization of insignificance presented in ‘The Greatest Song Ever Written by Swivs’ to the wisdom and regret reflected upon in ‘All That’s Behind Me Now’, the sardonic narrative (and signature, slapdash production quality) asks and answers the age-old question: What if B-movie pioneer Ed Wood Jr. wrote and directed Prince’s Purple Rain? Have a listen and find out… IF YOU DARE!!!”
– James Ruppleton (Palpable Tuft)