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Last Update: May 25, 2004
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Formed in 2003, Swerve emerges from a late twentieth century soundscape into the twenty-first with a clear, precise sense of musical vision and performance. With roots in the synth-pop sounds of the eighties and post-punk undertones, Swerve create a melodious electro-pop, infused with a touch of downtempo, drum & bass, and progressive trance. A four piece, Swerve is fronted by female singer Jaclyn Blankenship, whose voice and persona counter balance the electronic stylings of Jorge Espino and Elvis Sánchez and the percussive, acoustic nature of Jason McGinnis. Strong song writing, melody and rhythm are the foundation to crisp electronic sounds. This mix of the organic and the electronic is best evidenced and brought to life with stirring live performances consisting of occasional guest musicians and a choreographed show of lights and images. Swerve serves a perfect future-pop, a delightful blending of technology with soul. The collectively produced independent album ‘Unmask the Sound’ is that perfect synthesis of the “man-machine”. From the desert of El Paso, Texas, a flower emerges called Swerve.
Jaclyn Blankenship (voice) Jorge Espino (programming, electronics) Elvis Sánchez (programming, electronics) Jason McGinnis (drums)
SonicBids Press Kit:
5/24/04: SWERVE is currently hard at work on writing new material for their second full length album. Stay tuned to www.swerveonline.com for upcoming previews of new SWERVE music as well as the album release date.
5/24/04: Plans are underway for SWERVE live performances in Dallas, TX. and Phoenix, AZ. Stay tuned to SwerveOnline.com for all of this information as it becomes solid. If you would like to join the street team and help Swerve promote in these cities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will primarily involve passing out fliers and hanging up posters...not to mention the use of word of mouth! We appreciate all of your support.