I visited NPR’s site today and was surprised to see a Swervedriver song posted as part of NPR’s Song of the Day feature. There it is. “Rave Down” off of the recently re-released Raise. And here I had only recently listened to the band for the first time after a friend suggested I check out Mezcal Head.
I did check out Mezcal Head, and I am happy to report that I enjoyed it. It didn’t stay in my rotation, but it was a nice rough-edged addition to the pretty noisiness of that era. It’s good they get to catch a second wind while we ’90s come-uppers settle into our wistful reveries of times when all new things just didn’t sound so derivative or precious. Check out Mezcal Head for yourself below.