The debut full length album is finally out for the five piece from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Feel Not Bad is the name of this bliss-pop album. It has a mixture of re-recorded songs from their previous EPs and a couple of brand new songs. Swimming’s music sounds like when you have an unexpected day off and everything goes your way. Big guitar sounds, a driving drum beat, and well written lyrics is what Swimming brings to your ears. Feel Not Bad will do just that; not make you feel bad.

Us Lights

Local Portland band Us Lights has been on blast here at the Killing Sasquatch den lately. With their giant pop sound, Us Lights’ music has an epic style to it. The first thing you notice about the band is the vocals and how beautifully sprawled out they are over the entire track. I also love the way they create a build in almost every song, they have phenomenal songwriting. Us Lights is about to go on tour in eastern Europe, so check out their dates and venues here. They also have a new album that is set to come out at the end of August in Europe, with a US date still to be determined. Check out the new single “Mothers Fathers” below.

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Adult Jazz

Brand new music from UK natives Adult Jazz. This is the debut full length album from the four piece, it’s called Gist Is. This album has a whole slew of influences, a lot of jazz, pop, and of course soul music. I feel like some people will compare them to another UK band known as Alt-J, which I agree with, yet there’s an underlying difference. Adult Jazz has a more acoustic sound. The track that stands out most to me is “Spook.” Definitely an album to put in your earholes.