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Swim Party

Sound description

The band calls its music “indie acoustic death metal.”

RIYL

Modest Mouse, the Modlins, Secret Apollo, Rookie Card, Broken Social Scene, Low, Sonic Youth, Do Make Say Think, Pavement

Inception

Cardiff by the Sea , 2005

Influences

Yo La Tengo, the Modlins, Broken Social Scene, Secret Apollo, Pavement, Modest Mouse, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Arcade Fire, Constantines

Discography

Ex-Band Members

Nadia Shihab:
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Cardiff-based Swim Party veers from Washington-bred grunge to indie math rock, with some violin thrown in for a touch of progressive punch à la King Crimson and Frank Zappa.

The band formed in 2005, when Eric Tremblay and Petro Halkowycz (New Jersey) moved to San Diego, hooking up with San Diegan and Texas transplant Nadia Shihab.

According to their MySpace page, “In 2006, Nadia was awarded a scholarship that was too good to turn down and departed to do research in Turkey, and we remaining three trudged on as a three-piece (though Nadia is still a member in our minds).”

Their debut album was nominated for a 2008 San Diego Music Award, for Best Alternative Album. In October 2008, Filter Magazine named the Undiscovered Band of the Month, and their live performance on Fuel TV led to Swim Party songs being used for various program soundtracks.

In early 2009, the band was joined by keyboardist Natalie Kardos, also a well-known local event photographer and blogger, though the group became inactive (though not defunct) after Tremblay departed San Diego.

After a two-year hiatus, Swim Party played a reunion show at the Soda Bar on February 9, 2013, while Tremblay was visiting from his new home in Switzerland.

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