When I was kid, my mom would always harp on me to be careful crossing the road,
always ending with “remember, look both ways.” It’s pretty solid advice and
applicable to most situations. Thankfully, the guys in The Swarm did not grow
up with my mom… their reckless/relentless approach to creating music allowed no
room for safety. It was head-down fast, shotgun wild, and sledgehammer
We talk to Chris Colohan, the band’s frontman, about the very nature of the
band. They had no clue how good what they were doing was, yet had a
premeditated notion that they would only have about a twenty-month lifespan.
Lucky for us, they left behind a few documents and glimpses into what was going
on in Toronto in the late ‘90s.
The Top Shelf proudly presents a look at Parasitic
, The Swarm’s (aka Knee Deep In The Dead’s) debut album. Too bad the
subject of Chris’s record-ending spoken word track didn’t grow up in the
Sweeting household… she might have fared a bit better.
Here: The Swarm Top Shelf Interview MP3
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