Can’t Swim have announced their new EP titled Foreign Language, which will be released on 11 October 2019 via Pure Noise Records. Foreign Language is a change in direction for the band, the change is, highlighted on the first song, Filthy Rich.
The new EP from the New Jersey post-punk quintet boasts six tracks and some well-known guest vocals. The first track, released today, features Trash Talk bassist Spencer Pollard.
Can’t Swin’s lead vocalist Chris LoPorto explained “Foreign Language is a record that I felt necessary to put out. These events in my life that I had never touched on in previous material, that I never had the right words for, finally made sense in the time we are living in now. To be able to write music honestly and to be transparent with our agenda has always been the goal and Foreign Language is the best interpretation of that yet. It is very easy to fall under criticism and do what you “think” you should do with your art – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – and while I too am a victim of these tropes and have hit roadblocks creativity because of the pressure, I can proudly say that this release came so naturally and organically, playing to our strengths but also letting the mistakes and mishaps have their place on the recordings”
LoPorto continues, “Money makes people do awful things. It can turn friends into enemies and family members into distant strangers. The song is about feeling manipulated, used, and taken advantage of by someone who is close to you. The bridge always felt a bit empty and uninteresting in the demo stage to me but luckily my good friend Spencer Pollard, whose band Trash Talk I briefly played in years ago, was in town and came by the studio to sing on the song. After that, it finally felt complete.”
Alongside Pollard, fans will recognise other vocal contributions to Foreign Language. Adam Lazzarra of Taking Back Sunday assists on Foreign Language, Drew Dijorio of Stray From the Path features on Sour and Frank Carter on the fourth track Power. Foreign Language is available for pre-order (link here) now with CD, vinyl and bundle options.
Can’t Swim start a 14 date USA and Canadian tour, supporting Enter Shikari, tomorrow (20 September) in Austin Texas. More news, release dates and all that good Can’t Swim information can be found on their official website, Facebook page and via Twitter from where they tweet as @cantswim_.