Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
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TRUMPETER SWAN reemerges with new album THE MAGNITUDE OF NOW. Founded by former What Made Milwaukee Famous member Drew Patrizi, Trumpeter Swan delivers “precious and melodic indie tunes” (Austinist), "rich addictive jingles and hidden hooks" (DOA), and “songs with infectious melodies." (Diffuser)

Biography

"Trumpeter Swan delivers songs with infectious melodies to suck you in and thoughtful, hopeful sentiments to keep you coming back for more." - Diffuser.fm

A SXSW 2014 Artist

Austin Chronicle - 2014 Four Star Review
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TRUMPETER SWAN reemerges with sophomore release The Magnitude of Now, a greater sense of purpose, and an expanded lineup. Based in New York and made up of a core group of musicians with Austin, TX roots Trumpeter Swan has evolved from a new musical skin into a full-fledged project.

Founded by Drew Patrizi, who gained recognition as a founding member of the critically acclaimed Austin, Texas-based, indie rock band What Made Milwaukee Famous (Barsuk Records), Trumpeter Swan self-released debut Listen for the Clues in 2010, garnering attention from the likes of Pitchfork and Alternative Press.

Trumpeter Swan was recognized early as an ambitious project with an impressive sonic foundation to build on. At the onset, Austin's music community embraced the debut: Austin Town Hall observed that, "Patrizi has created his own new voice in the genre and created a beautiful album," while the Austin-American Statesmen noted LFTCs "impressive energy and variety" and Austinist applauded the "precious and melodic indie tunes." Austin Sound offered another perspective, recognizing the weight behind the feel-good melodies: "Trumpeter Swan sings about heavy things."

Enter sophomore release The Magnitude of Now, an album that continues to explore and expand on "heavy things" disguised as mellifluous pop songs. The songwriting tests the point at which exuberance and uncertainty intersect adding weight and levity in unexpected places. Triumphant choruses wrangle melancholy verses. Mood-swings bubble upthen evaporate. Concessions are made. Questions and pleas go unanswered. Not to worry though, each bitter pill is submerged in a spoonful of honey these melody-infused pop nuggets are deliciously easy to swallow. The "rich addictive jingles and hidden hooks" (DOA) that characterized the debut again emerge, this time through a darker, more focused prism.

Since the debut release, the band has added new members Clay Fain (Guitar), Dave Packles (Drums), Pete Voakes (Keys), and Quinn McCarthy (Bass) who also served as co-producer and engineer on the new album. The band has been steadily building it's fan base in New York and beyond, including a 2013 CMJ showcase and SXSW 2014 showcase performance.

Online tastemakers RCRDLBL.com note that "Trumpeter Swan has created genre-bending, finger-snapping alt-pop and by the end, were grinning like foolsand we need some more of that."

Order Up. The Magnitude of Now has arrived. Heres to hand-clapping, hand-wringing and a continuation of genre-bending indie rock that embraces both.

Thank you for listening.
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Past experience with What Made Milwaukee Famous includes Austin City Limits taping with Franz Ferdinand; music festivals Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Sasquatch, CMJ, SXSW; live studio performances on radio programs KCRW, KEXP, World Cafe Live, The Current; and opening for Arcade Fire, The National, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dr. Dog, TV on the Radio, Matt & Kim and The Smashing Pumpkins to name just a few.

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Press & Reviews:

ALTERNATIVE PRESS
A diverse assembly of everything from intimate and melancholy acoustic arrangements to blippy, 80s-style synth-pop to lush, horn-infused anthems.

RCRDLBL.COM
Genre-bending, finger-snapping alt-pop

AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN
The debut chugs along with impressive energy and variety.

AUSTINIST.COM
Precious and melodic poppy indie tunes

AUSTIN SOUND
Listen for the Clues is rich in texture and color, lyrically grandiose, and so decidedly ambitious, it positions itself as an album that draws a line for critics, reviewers, listeners and fans.

DOA
Listen For The Clues is an album rich in addictive jingles and hidden hooks that sound both strange and familiar at the same time

Lyrics

Nicole I'm Telling You

Written By: Trumpeter Swan

“NICOLE I’M TELLING YOU”

nicole i’m telling you
i haven’t seen your smile for days
perhaps it’s gone away?
perhaps you’ve lost it in the maze?

i want to see you try again
but you act like you don’t relate
nicole i’m telling you
it’s not too late to change

nicole what’s that you’re going through?
ahh right, you said you’re never late
nicole what’s that you’re going through now?
you should not stop, or hesitate

i want to see your smile again
but you act like you don’t relate
nicole i’m telling you
it’s not too late to change

you made the choice you had to
and it was the best thing for you
you put yourself first for the first time
and it was the best thing to do
you gave your love a pardon
and it was the best thing for you
and i shielded you from darkness
it was the least i could do

i’ll wind my watch way back for you
but it can only go so far
it can’t undo uncertainty
and it won’t take away your scars

nicole i’m telling you
you’ve got the feel, you’ll find your way
nicole i’m telling you
it’s not too late to change

((( “it’s not too late…” )))

you made the choice you had to
and it was the best thing for you
you put yourself first for the first time
and it was the best thing to do
you gave your love a pardon
and it was the best thing for you
and i shielded you from darkness
it was the least i could do

c & p drew patrizi/grand persona songs [ASCAP]

Loose Lips

Written By: Trumpeter Swan

"LOOSE LIPS"

loose lips sink ships
that’s what they say
so give it all away

last call, last flight
last chance, tonight
so give it all away

they’d never want it any other way
although this time we’re feeling far from safe
we’re feeling far from sane

snake eyes, disguise
Morse code lies
you’ve got to hide away

they’d never want it any other way
our words as weapons is the price we pay
yeah it’s the price we pay

they’d never want it any other way
although this time we’re feeling far from safe
we’re feeling far from sane

loose lips sink ships
that’s what they say
so give it all away

last call, last flight
last kiss goodnight
so give it all away

i never really understood those signs
no, i never understood the rhyme
“the passion fits the crime”

i never really understood those signs
no, i never understood the rhyme
“the passion fits the crime”

i never really understood those signs
but if the passion fits the crime
let’s give it away this time
LET’S GO!

c & p drew patrizi/grand persona songs [ASCAP]

Acolyte

Written By: Trumpeter Swan

"ACOLYTE"

your life – it’s all around you
but tonight – the past surrounds you
take a look around – this town
and build a new beginning
feet fly off the ground – in this town
it’s almost like it’s never been…

yeah you’ve changed – they can’t define you
but your past – it still confines you
time is on your side – tonight
you’re on your best behavior
dancing to the sound – in this town
it’s almost like it’s never been…

(ahhh) you’ve never felt like this before
(ahhh) innocent bodies on the floor
feels to right
this night – is yours – acolyte

your love – is like a candle
so bright – so hard to handle

take a look around – this town
and do yourself a favor
dancing to the sound – in this town
forget your best behavior
time is on your side – tonight
so do yourself a favor
turn the beat around – in this town
you’ve gotta be your own personal savior

your life – it’s all around you
the past – also surrounds you
time cannot confine…or define you
time will just remind…and unwind you
what’s left of life is new (whoa…yeah….)
what’s left of life is you (whoa…yeah….)
what’s left of life is new (whoa…yeah….)
what’s left of life is you (whoa…yeah….)