Minor Blemishes

by The Unswept

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    We made a handful of cassette editions of our album "Minor Blemishes." It includes the songs from the LP plus a download card. Enjoy listening to the tape with the windows down on your 1998 Saturn and have an awesome summer!

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Sunshining 03:30
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Fake It 02:31
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Brown Line 02:45
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about

This is the third album by The Unswept: "The Unswept," and
"The Unswept Today!" That's two. Now..."Minor Blemishes."

This album has some lovely examples of Unswept music.
Many hours and long days and nights of devoted industry went into the production of this album. The Unswept worked hard in their quest to record a power pop classic.

There are few gimmicks or recording tricks, though for effect, The Unswept have slipped in some novelties, like Charlie on the Vox Continental for a vintage feel on "Fake It." Ryan plays tympani on "The Boy Who Wakes You Up" and it's Liz adding a glockenspiel on "She's A Lot Like You."

Beyond this, it is straight 2019 disc making, some of the best of its kind in the power pop genre. There is little or nothing that cannot be reproduced on stage, which is, as students and critics of power pop know, is not always the case.

Here it is then. Their best album yet - quite definitely, says Charlie, Liz and Ryan, with songwriting contributions from all. For those who like to know who does precisely what, there are details alongside each title.

-- George Harris

1. SUNSHINING
Double-tracked Charlie. Sometimes Ryan. Liz joins here and there.
2. THE BOY WHO WAKES YOU UP
Mainly Ryan. Charlie and Liz on the chorus and middle eight.
3. HE’D BE A DIAMOND (Nicholas Saloman)
Ryan and Charlie and Liz.
4. YOU AIN’T ON MY MIND
Liz and Charlie trading verses. Ryan shows up on chorus and middle eight.
5. FAKE IT
Ryan, doubled by Charlie throughout. Hear Liz on the chorus and solo.
6. I’M STILL HERE
Charlie and Liz.
7. BROWN LINE
Ryan and Charlie. Also Liz on the chorus.
8. ABOUT TO BREAK
Ryan sings, with Liz on the chorus and Charlie on middle eight.
9. DON’T DRAG ME DOWN
Ryan and Charlie, with Liz’s backing vocals.
10. IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER
Charlie, with a Liz harmony.
11. SHE’S A LOT LIKE YOU
Ryan sings, with hints of Charlie and Liz.

credits

released April 18, 2019

Produced by GEOFF LINN

Played and sung by THE UNSWEPT.

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The Unswept Chicago, Illinois

The O'Brien cousins all grew up together in a council housing project in Sheffield, England, where they played in several bands together.

Following a hurriedly hushed-up pre-international incident, they now make their home in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, where they currently hold the tile of the city's best undiscovered gem of a power pop band.
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