The throbbing heart of Vancouver’s hip-hop scene, Swollen Members, have nearly finished their next full-length and the monkey suspects that’s a release that can’t come soon enough. Given the freshness of last LP – especially cuts like Certified Dope you all should be vibrating with anticipation.
(PRESS RELEASE) Swollen Members’ have announced they will be embarking on a headlining Canadian tour throughout September. Swollen Members are currently putting the finishing touches on their new studio album “Dagger Mouth”, which is scheduled for early 2011 release. Swollen Members will embark on a full US tour throughout November with dates to be announced shortly.
“’Armed to the Teeth is a dope record, but looking back now some of the lyrical content glorifies negativity a little too much for my liking,” commented Mad Child. “Along with counter parts Dilated Peoples and Hieroglyphics, we come from an era where hip-hop that was a raw and pure art form and just a lot more fun! Making songs that seem manufactured is just something we don’t want to do anymore.” Prevail says, “We are excited about making and performing songs that just feel right again. This is most fun we’ve had since ‘Black Magic’. We will be kicking off our first tour this September in our own back yard of Western Canada,” he commented. “We can’t wait to get out and be with our fans again! We are counting down the days to play some of the new tracks from ‘Dagger Mouth’ as well as perform the classics for our people. After being home for a while, we really started to miss the feeling of being out and performing in front of our people! There are no parties that compare to a club full of our Swollen Army and Battleaxe Warriors!”
With Mad Child now free from his addiction to pain killers and settled back into Vancouver, he has returned revitalized and hit the studio and record Swollen Members’ new studio album “Dagger Mouth”. With a new sense of clarity and a desire to return to the classic Swollen Members sound, Mad Child , Prevail and Rob The Viking have created an album that stands toe-to-toe with the group’s classic back catalog, while celebrating the roots of hip-hop as a genre.