Album Premiere: SW/MM/NG, ‘Feel Not Bad’

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 08.18.14 in News

To clear up the obvious question first: It’s pronounced “Swimming.” The slashes are due to a cease-and-desist by a UK band with the same name. In a way, there’s a kind of perverse irony to that. The Fayettville, Arkansas band nods in the direction of classic UK jangle-pop throughout their irresistible, blissfully melodic debut — think Close Lobsters, the Housemartins, Aztec Camera. Frontman Brian Kupillas’s voice drapes itself across a fine latticework of guitar, and the choruses drift upward like kites in a spring breeze. It’s the perfect late-summer album: light, lovely and winning.