Taken Apart EP

by The Swerve

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Mikael Johnston founder of the influential San Francisco house music act, and Warner Bros. Records Alumni “Mephisto Odyssey”, and co-founder of Dresden & Johnston, the Billboard top 10 charting electronic dance music production duo presents “The Swerve.” The Swerve is pensive, psychedelic dream pop, Shoegaze and indie electronica bliss.

Following their debut single “Wonder” the band which features Mikael Johnston, Jana Hanavan who’s vocals are a combination of twee pop meets Elizabeth Fraser and producer / engineer D1 who’s influences encompass everything from the psychedelic sounds of early Pink Floyd (Think Meddle) to the French pop and electronica sounds of Air, are ready to follow up with their next EP, “Taken Apart.”

Their latest release features four tracks; “Taken Apart”, “If Only”, “The Beach” and “Crimson Pool In The Shadow Of Night”, and embody a culmination of all three band members musical styles, ranging from 80s electro pop (think Human League meets Depeche Mode), 70s Italian GIALLO film music (ala Fabio Frizzi & Ennio Morricone) to the more modern sounds of indie projects like Class Actress, Tennis, I break Horses and Phantogram.

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released July 31, 2012

Written by Mikael Johnston, D1 and Jana Hanavan
Engineered & Produced by Mikael Johnston and D1
Additional Production Joseph Epperson
Mixed by Erik Madrid at The Zoo Studios Oakland, CA

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The Swerve Oakland, California

Wonder is The Swerve's seminal release. It's dark, haunting, groovy, poppy, catchy, psychedelic, and cinematic. Oh, and infectious. If you like dark haunting melodies, analog production, vintage electronics, bands like Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Phantogram, Air, and Ladytron The Swerve is for you. ... more

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Track Name: Taken Apart
You walk into the room I come alive
I let myself forgive all of your lies
build me up
Turn me on
And get me high
You break me down

Taken apart so many pieces
Won't fit back together again
Bury my heart so many secrets
Never to be spoken again

When you hold me close feel the thrill
Then you slowly close in for the kill
Set me up
For the fall
I wonder why
You break me down

Taken apart so many pieces
Won't fit back together again
Bury my heart so many secrets
Never to be spoken again
Track Name: If Only
I don't know what to say to you
The words won't leave my lips
Half the time I'm numb inside
The other half I'm sick

Some things I can't forget
No matter how hard I try
The methods you used to cut deep
As my pain grew inside

Why won't you look at me
And see how far we've come
Why won't you look at me
And see how far I've come

Everything seems clear to me
My reasons have come clean
If only you could see me now
If only you could see

Why won't you look at me
And see how far we've come
Why won't you look at me
And see how far I've come
Track Name: The Beach
Beneath the dark embracing waves you're floating
I'll shed my light on you so you may see me

And in this world we'll break the ties that bind us
Come lay your head on me and let me heal you