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Sweat announces East Coast Tour. Debut LP ‘Gotta Give It Up’ available now

Sweat announces East Coast Tour. Debut LP ‘Gotta Give It Up’ available now
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Southern California, CA — July 2022 — LA’s Sweat has announced a weeklong east coast tour starting on August 1st in Massachusetts and ending August 7th in New York City.

This tour is the band’s first shows outside of the southern California and is in support of their debut LP ‘Gotta Give It Up’ which is now available on Pirates Press Records. With the release of their debut full-length, critics and fans quickly took notice. What can fans expect from a Sweat gig? The band has also released several live in-studio performances for ‘Hit & Run’ and ‘Joke’s On Me’ (from their debut 7”) which demonstrate the ferocity and aggression that Sweat brings to their live performance led by their dynamic frontwoman Tuna Tardugno. The most important aspect is making sure the live show and recordings stay true to each other.

“As a three-piece, (vocals, guitar, and drums), recording is more of a puzzle of figuring out what can be done live (where guitar and drums are always recorded together), and what can be woven in later. Everything was recorded to tape at Atomic Garden studio by Jack Shirley and kept as immediate as we could to try to capture a more classic sound, albeit one siphoned through some latent, unmitigated rage,” says guitarist Justin Smith.

The album is permeated by the not-so-subtle lyrics of Tardugno. “‘Machismo’ is about, very simply put, about not being a fucking creep. Of course, it touches on the nuances of experiencing life as a person trying to navigate the frustrations and exhaustion of dodging creeps and entertaining einsteins, but mostly it’s about how the only person that can ooze machismo is Razor Ramon, everyone else: figure it out,” she adds. Sweat is comprised of members from bands like Graf Orlock, Dangers, Dogteeth, Ghostlimb, and others, the band formed in early 2019 to create their own unique take on hardcore and heavy music. As veterans of the southern California music scene for over two decades, Sweat brings a plethora of different influences and experiences to its sound and songwriting. From classic rock to 80s hard to Swedish punk, the band effortlessly intertwines these varied influences to bring a raw, hardcore sound with the underpinnings of the more refined elements of classic rock.

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Catch Sweat on tour:

8/1/2022 – Worcester, MA – Ralph’s Diner

8/2/2022 – Asbury Park, NJ – Bond Street Basement

8/3/2022 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Baltimore

8/4/2022 – Richmond, VA – Cobra Cabana

8/5/2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Bone Palace

8/6/2022 – Brooklyn, NY – TBD

8/7/2022 – Williamsburg, NY – Our Wicked Lady

Sweat is:
Tuna Tardugno – vocals
Anthony Rivera – drums
Justin Smith – guitar/vocals

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