“Rob Benedict lends his humor and music to indie drama ‘A Little Help’”
“Louden Swain demonstrate why the bar for musicianship and song crafting is so high in the "indie" world.”
"Louden Swain is a Los Angeles indie band that we are really digging after hearing the two tracks below that the band sent directly to us to share with IRC listeners. On January 17th, the band released the album, Eskimo, via the indie record label Carwreck Records. Eskimo isn’t what you might think of when you think of ‘indie rock’. The songs are well-crafted with accessible lyrics and melodies, layered with harmonies, and full of sonic clarity thanks to the contributions of renowned mixer Joe McGrath (Ryan Adams, Morrissey) and Grammy-winning master engineer Gavin Lurssen (Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, Ben Harper) after producing the album themselves. With that kind of talent helping them out, it’s nearly impossible not to end up with some great tracks."
“Cigarette is a six minute sonically layered slab of climactic indie rock from LA band Louden Swain that we’ve got on repeat here.”
“As the sound begins to flood through the speakers, you’ll be compelled to hear what the record has to offer; a series of songs made by a group with a clear passion for what they do.”
“With killer riffs and a thumping drum beat throughout their whole album, "A Brand New Hurt," Louden Swain ROCKS. And they sound even better live.”
“The LA pop rock band has a polished sound reminiscent of Marvelous 3, one that crackles and sparks with wit, humor, and a powerful mix of intellectual and musical playfulness and maturity. Bursting with energy and whimsy.”
"Downtown Letdown" combines a gorgeous guitar melody with the complex emotional reaction that humans have to personal criticism. A deep and very satisfying track.