The third full length from The Sweep; Nic Powers, Glen May, Brian Moeller and Billy Alletzhauser. Recorded by Steve Wethington at new fidelity in Cincinnati Ohio.
Some guest spots by Beth HArris and Kevin Carlisle from The Hiders and Sylvia Mitchell. Coming soon on 180 gram Vinyl LP
"Current trends dictate that the highest compliment a band can receive is to be labeled “uncategorizable,” The Sweep’s third album, III, is rock and roll. Dirty, luscious, uncompromising rock and roll. Rock and roll that pulsates between tumult and transcendence, defiantly avoiding the complacency of settling on either one. Billy Alletzhauser, Brian Moeller, Nic Powers, and Glen May have achieved a degree of collective instrumental proficiency on III that would earn any band the privilege of confidence. Powers’ lyrics, however, betray an inclination toward self-preservation at the expense of trust. They are secrets told at arm’s length: the esoteric details of ugly little scenes, the ironic consequences of self-defeating ideals, the tangible incidentals of a nearly forgotten memory. These lyrics conjure images of the Ohio River Valley. If you listen carefully, you can feel the breeze carry dogwood blossoms over the fumes of last night’s whiskey. If you close your eyes, you can hear a train whistle under the distant murmur of a summer storm in the west. All ten of these meticulously crafted tracks are visceral, intimate, and curiously moving. Each song is a sugar cube, the sharp corners and hard edges of the lyrics stabbing at the roof of your mouth, the guitar solos dissolving on your tongue in eloquent frustration, reluctant resolve, or something in between. Music and lyrics lead one to believe that III is a chronicle of bad decisions, but in terms of mixing and production, every single choice was the right one." S.Stewart