Swingin' Utters

Drowning in the Sea, Rising With the Sun

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The first-ever career overview from the stalwart Bay Area punk revivalists, Drowning in the Sea, Rising with the Sun covers every phase of Swingin Utters' first three decades, delivering a meaty 30-plus-song set that pairs fan favorites and live staples with deep cuts. Feisty, fiery, and forged in the crucible of snarly, melody-driven punk emissions from the Clash, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, and Buzzcocks, the Utters' have been raising hell since the late '80s, and despite a seven-year break at the turn of the century -- lead singer Johnny Bonnel is the group's sole founding member -- they've managed to remain close to the forefront of the West coast punk scene via late-period gems like Here, Under Protest (2011), Poorly Formed (2013), and Fistful of Hollow (2014). The generously stocked collection provides a solid entry point for newbies, and a blisteringly paced -- only a band mindful of punk rock brevity could stock a single-disc retrospective with 33 tracks -- trip down memory lane for longtime fans. Whether you're a Warped Tour junkie or an old-school pit-kicker, it's hard not to pump your mitts to bona fide crowd pleasers like "Five Lessons Learned," "Pills & Smoke," "Stupid Lullabies," and "Next in Line."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:11
2 2:47
3 2:45
4 1:54
5 2:32
6 1:57
7 2:00
8 3:27
9 2:03
10 1:19
11 2:35
12 2:11
13 1:59
14 2:14
15 2:41
16 2:10
17 3:27
18 2:31
19 2:00
20 2:11
21 2:13
22 2:15
23 2:45
24 1:40
25 2:02
26 2:24
27 2:19
28 1:37
29 2:09
30 3:35
31 2:14
32 2:50
33 4:42
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