“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear…" -Meg Cabot
In the summer of 2011, Schwervon! took a break from their home studio headquarters in New York City and headed south to the land of Elvis and Stax Records (Memphis, TN). Their mission was to record with legendary indie rock engineer Doug Easley (Pavement, Sonic Youth, Cat Power). Matt says his original inspiration for the duo taking the trip down south was listening to old Grifters albums, and specifically reading a very conspicuous advertisement for Easley-McCain Studios on the inside fold of the Grifters' first Subpop Release "Ain't My Lookout". Everything came full circle when Dave Shouse (Grifters, Those Bastard Souls, The New Mary Jane) agreed to appear as a guest vocalist for the song "Daydream Ration". Also appearing as a guest vocalist on the track "Truth Teller" is Frances McKee, of legendary Glaswegian band The Vaselines. Schwervon! befriended McKee after opening for The Vaselines on their European tour in 2011. Between the recording sessions and the official release of the record, In the Spring of 2011 they moved from NYC to Shawnee, Kansas where they presently reside. Since fall of 2012, they've been touring Europe and the U.S. in support of Courage.
Released September 28, 2012
All tracks recorded by Doug Easley in Memphis, TN. Mixed by Schwervon! @ OJ Studios, NYC.
Mastered by Alan Douches @ West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY
Shaker Percussion on tracks 2, 4, 8 by Sam Lazzara. Additional Vox on Track 1 by Frances McKee and Track 3 by David Shouse.
Keys on tracks 7,8 by Nan.
Cover Photo by Lippe
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