Sweet Water Return
A collection of ten new songs, Sweet Water proves they haven't slowed down or lost their ability to play loud and hard, all while showcasing their growth and diversity, creating a record that is as much guitar-rock as it is psychedelic, Brit-pop, and power-pop influenced: think big hooks, charged melodies, plenty of rock momentum, and a wiser more emotional lyrical bite.
Releasing their debut, "Ter" in 1991 on Seattle tastemaker indie at the time C/Z Records, the album soon landed the band a deal with Atlantic Records, whom in 1993 released their sophomore, self-titled full-length. The band wasted no time once the heavy touring cycle for the self-titled record was over, quickly entering the studio, and recording their third record and major label follow-up, entitled, "Superfriends", released on Atlantic subsidiary EastWest.
"We're all playing stronger than ever," says an excited Rich Credo, the band's guitarist. "I am a better guitar player and Adam [Czeisler, the band's lead singer] is for sure a stronger singer. And, Cole's writing more hits than ever."
While in the studio recording "Clear the Tarmac", the band took every chance they could to experiment and fully develop the songs.
"We've learned a lot from some seasoned producers in our career, and we had the confidence to know that what we were doing was really great," adds Credo.
"We knew how to get it all on tape. We had a strong spirit of collaboration and we let the best songs rise to the top."
The end results were a proud band and a record they happily and eagerly look forward to promoting and supporting.
"This record is the best thing we have ever put out," Peterson says without hesitation. "The rock is one-hundred percent bulletproof. Any track could be a single. I most often describe the music as what it would sound like if Paul McCartney met Jimmy Page at Ron Wood's house with the Misfits playing in the background and then they all decided to write some songs."
Now that "Clear the Tarmac" is done and set for release in early 2009, the band looks forward to getting the record out and hearing both critics and fans' reactions, as well as playing as much as possible, including an appearance at 2009's SxSW Music Festival.
"I love the way the band sounds and the way we've kept true to our rock and roll vision over the years," comments Credo on the new album. "Our goal is to get out and play shows and be able to keep making great records. We're realistic because we've been around the block a few times - we know that we can bring the rock, and we will..."
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