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The Swear / Press

"Elizabeth Elkins is a tough, assertive and expressive...a sort of speeded-up-girl-doing-Geddy-Lee-prog-punk, hence reminding me of old Boston art-core pinkos the Proletariat albeit more melodically.

Chuck Eddy (Rolling Stone/Rhapsody)

“Elizabeth Elkins and Jeremy Zamora are rock warriors with total command of meaty riffs, feedback swells, dynamics, and churning, crunching chords.”

Guitar Player

“The Swear is terrific. Memorable guitar riffs and a thundering rhythm section careen behind Elizabeth Elkins' forceful vocals. The songs paint vivid portraits of envy, jealousy and the things we do for love and lust.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Solid, scorching and sensual. So much power and ferocity...there's more emotion on this collection than a half-dozen major label releases from new, inferior bands. A breathless and mournful good time.”

Georgia Music Magazine

“The Swear's taut crunch and hooky howling has them well set up for a mainstream-radio future.”

Nashville Tennessean

“One of the year's Top 17 albums (also featured in the Best of Atlanta 2006 and 2007). A combustible presence.”

Creative Loafing

“Elizabeth Elkins nails down her tough-girl stance like a 21st-century Suzi Quatro; her slightly frayed delivery lends an extra note of authenticity to the memorable chorus of 'The Sleep Inside,' which favorably recalls Liz Phair's accessibly edgy moments.”

The Sunday Paper

“It's dark, it's real and it hits home. Elizabeth Elkins is a top songwriter on the verge of big things.”

Lollapalooza promoter Kip Schaumloffel

“The Swear's ballsy debut album hits with a mega-ton blast of guitar, drums, and Elkins' razor-edged vocals. Rough, demanding and alternately soothing and antagonistic, The Swear is unapologetically rock and roll.”

Performer Magazine

“If you've ever been a fan of a song, only to delve into it later and find that the lyrics and melody continue to come back to haunt you, you've found a new band to obsess on. 'January' is one of those choruses made for nights when the rain literally saps the light from outside.”


“Punky smashchords and Elizabeth Elkins' growl evoke the immortal Joan Jett.”

Macon Telegraph