The Unswept​/​The Unswept Today!

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about

When The Unswept first came to my attention in late 2013, they were a scrappy group of expatriate Brits with a knack for the sounds of yesterday: jangly guitars, exquisite vocal harmonies, snappy tambourines and a driving beat that made it impossible to sit still. What they lacked in polish, they made up for in catchiness and sheer exuberance.

Ryan, Liz and Charlie recorded two albums for Draco under the tutelage of myself and the late great Bic Livingston, where they supplemented their own original songs with an assortment of favored pop songs from years past. On this very special collection, both of those fabulous records are included in their entirety, sounding fresher than ever.

As a wise man once said, pop picking is a fast and furious business. Although the group's relationship with Draco was short-lived and sometimes fraught, I believe the timeless tunes contained within this anthology speak to the strength of our collaboration.

-- Bert Fern, President, Draco Records, a division of Global Chemical Mfg.

credits

released November 15, 2016

Tracks 1-10 recorded March 9, 2014 at The Workshop Jones, Chicago, IL
Executive producer: Bert Fern
Supervisor: Richard B. "Bic" Livingston

Tracks 11-21 recorded March 11-13, 2015 at The Workshop Jones, Chicago, IL
Engineered by Chip Ludwig with the assistance of Richard B. "Bic" Livingston.
Executive producer for Draco Records: Bert Fern

Performed by The Unswept:
Charlie O'Brien: guitars, keyboards, vocals
Liz O'Brien: bass, vocals
Ryan O'Brien: drums, percussion, vocals

This compilation ©℗ 2016 Draco Record Co, Inc.

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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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